President Michael D. Higgins delivers the Geary Lecture

On Friday, 24 November 2023, President Higgins delivered our Geary Lecture at an event in Áras an Uachtaráin.

The President's speech was titled 'Sociology and Economics – Towards a Normative Partnership in Analysing and Responding to ‘Globalisation from Below’.

The Geary lecture is organised each year by the ESRI and honours Dr R. C. Geary (1896 –1983), the first Director of the Institute. Dr Geary is regarded as the most eminent Irish statistician of the twentieth century. Lectures have been given by some of the world’s foremost scholars in the fields of economics, statistics and sociology, including a number of Nobel Prize winners.

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