Irish Studies Program

Background image: Aerial View of Dublin
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Aerial View of Dublin, Ireland | Wikimedia Commons

Housed within the UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies, the Irish Studies Program builds an intellectual community around shared cultural and creative interests in contemporary Ireland and Irish-America. With the generous support of the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme, and in partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland to the Western United States, the Program deepens relations between UC Berkeley and Ireland across four key areas:

  • Research
    We foster scientific cooperation with universities and research centers, and support student scholarships for study in Ireland.
  • Culture
    In partnership with the Irish Consulate and cultural organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, we host public programs with notable writers, scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and artists.
  • Diplomacy
    We host diplomats and politicians to promote and deepen Irish-American relations.
  • Innovation
    Through a focus on Irish business, technology and creativity, we aim to make the program a dynamic hub where culture and innovation meet.

Happening in 2021

  • May 2021: AIrish Performance

  • June 2021: Bloomsday Podcast Launch