President Andrew Hamilton and Glucksman Ireland House NYU
cordially invite you to an address by
Michael D. Higgins
Uachtarán na h-Éireann - President of Ireland
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President Michael D. Higgins is the ninth President of Ireland, elected to office on
11 th November 2011 for a seven-year term. In October 2018, President Higgins was re-
elected to serve a second term in Office, having secured the largest number of votes in
Irish Presidential election history.
A passionate political voice, a poet and writer, academic and statesman, human rights
advocate and champion of creativity within Irish society, Michael D. Higgins has
previously served at every level of public life in Ireland, including as Ireland's first
Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht. President Higgins is a fluent Irish speaker.
As a lecturer in political science and sociology in National University of Ireland, Galway,
and in the United States, Michael D. Higgins was a passionate proponent for the
extension of access to third level education beyond the walls of established Universities.
He was centrally involved in the development of extra-mural studies at National
University of Ireland, Galway, and he travelled extensively across the West of Ireland to
provide accessible evening classes for interested citizens.
A desire to work more directly for equality and justice led Michael D. Higgins to enter
public life and he went on to serve as a public representative at many levels from
Councillor and Mayor of Galway City to 9 years in the Seanad and 25 in Dáil Éireann,
the National Parliament.
President Higgins is a writer and poet and has published two collections of essays and
four collections of poetry. He is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy and the
recipient of numerous awards and honorary fellowships.