WIP Thanksgiving Ball - Nov 25th, Belfast

Join us in Belfast, as we honour Norman Houston – Director of the Northern Ireland Bureau

WIP Voices: Ireland 2040

In late September, the WIP Class of 2017 shared their reflections after a summer of debates in the US on the economy, issues of identity and managing migration.
They were joined by guest panelists from business, government and the arts – and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD (WIP Class of 2000)

Special Guest: Jake Sullivan, senior advisor through the Obama Administration and to Hillary Clinton.

Spirit of WIP Awards

Each year at our Thanksgiving Ball, we celebrate the exceptional contribution of an Alum and a community member, awarding them our highest honour – the Spirit of WIP Award.

NI Bureau win the Celtic Cup

Thank you to all our supporters who joined our 12th Annual Golf tournament in Whiskey Creek
And special thanks to Ambassador Dan Mulhall, who joined us on his first official day in the role!

Washington Ireland Program

For more than two decades, engaging emerging leaders across the island of Ireland to overcome divisions of the past and to build a shared future of peace and prosperity for Northern Ireland and Ireland.

President Higgins praises the work of WIP

Through their involvement in the Program, these young people have forged enduring bonds of friendship with fellow program participants from other parts of Ireland – parts of the island with which they may not have been familiar and people from communities with whom they may never have previously engaged.

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Read about our Class of 2017

30 inspiring leaders from Northern Ireland and Ireland

Thank you to the 380+ students who applied to join our 23rd Class.
We look forward to welcoming our new Class to DC in early June.

If the future were a book, would you read it or write it?


Alum Thanksgiving Ball

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Each year we celebrate two individuals who have demonstrated leadership in line with WIP’s values. This year’s Spirit of WIP Award recipients are Claire Sugden MLA (Justice Minister for Northern Ireland & WIP Class of 2010) and Lisa Dietrch (Director of Community Relations In Schools, Northern Ireland)