Dr. Garret FitzGerald, Irish Prime Minister (1981-1987) is visiting AUEB to give a lecture entitled: Greece - Ireland. How governments respond to economic crises (March 18, 2010)


Dr. Garret FitzGerald, Irish Prime Minister (1981-1987) is visiting the Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB) on Thursday the 18th of March 2010, in order to give a talk to faculty on students on the economic crises faced by Ireland and Greece. The talk, entitled

Greece - Ireland How governments respond to economic crises

Will be delivered at 12:00, at Antoniadou Amphitheatre (1st floor of the central building of AUEB).

During his talk, Dr. Fitzgerald will present the difficulties that the Irish economy faced during the 1980s when he was Prime Minister. He will explain how his government dealt with the crisis at the time, and the common features with the situation that Greece has been experiencing lately. He will then talk about the recovery of the Irish economy throughout the 1990s and the early years of this century and how Ireland got into its current difficulties. He will also draw comparisons with the current situation in Greece.

Garret FitzGerald (born February 9, 1926) was the seventh Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, heading two coalition governments, from July 1981 to February 1982, and from December 1982 to June 1987.

FitzGerald was one of the Republic of Ireland's most popular politicians, known to all sides simply as 'Garret'. He served three times as Taoiseach (prime minister) as well as an earlier stint as Minister for Foreign Affairs. His gregarious nature, his notorious ability to talk faster than many thought humanly possible, and his 'absent minded professor' image, made him a major political force in from his entry into Irish politics in the mid 1960s until his retirement in 1992. He now writes a weekly column for The Irish Times.

The lecture will be delivered in English.

For additional information and seat reservations please contact at 210-8203 216 & 210-8203 218 or career@aueb.gr between 09:00-16:00.