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28 May 2024  

Inaugural Edward Phelan Lecture


By Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO

Venue: The College Hall, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

Date: Thursday 14 February 2013

Time: 6.00 p.m.

Guests are requested to be seated by 5.45 p.m.

Born in Ireland, Edward Phelan had a distinguished career at the International Labour Organisation. He was official advocate of the ILO Project at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, became its fourth Director in 1941 and Director General under its new constitution in 1946. He was the innovator of the ILO “tripartite’ formula which forms the basis of representation at International Labour Conferences. Each country’s delegation includes not only Government delegates, but also representatives of workers’ and employers’ organisations.

An NUI Fellowship, funded by a special bequest from the late Mr and Mrs Edward J Phelan was first awarded in 2002, and is normally offered in alternate years (not on offer in 2013). The Fellowship is intended to encourage and support a doctoral candidate of proven academic excellence at an advanced stage of their studies towards a doctoral degree in any area of International Law, in a constituent university of NUI. It is expected that the research undertaken will result in a substantial contribution to knowledge worthy of publication.

The value of the Fellowship is €25,000 to be paid in instalments up to 18 months




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