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.

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Re-imagining priorities and our community

Join us on November 16th as we convene leading and emerging thinkers to discuss the future of the US-Ireland relationship

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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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Apply to join our new Class

Deadline December 1st

Applications are now open to join our 23rd Class.
Join our community of emerging leaders, passionate about the future of Northern Ireland and Ireland

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


Alum Thanksgiving Ball

Join us in Belfast, November 26th

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)

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