It was an absolute honour to be invited, as a friend of Hellenic Community of Ireland to the very special occasion of the awarding of an honorary degree to the President of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos by @TCD on Friday afternoon.
It was a fantastic opportunity to hear President Pavlopolous’ lecture on international law and in particular his assertion that it is ‘the strength of justice and not the justice of the strongest’ that needs to be serviced; we must always remember to apply this same premise to groups with large power differentials that exist within Irish society.
It was also an honour to be in the same room as our own President Michael D Higgins and to observe the respect which President Pavlopolous and the international community have for him. We are lucky to have such a respected figure represent us on the international stage.
Many thanks to Stella and the Hellenic Community of Ireland for inviting us; we look forward to working together in 2020 and beyond!