The WIP Papersdebates, compromise, and producing a vision on the key topics facing the young leaders of Northern ireland and ireland
The WIP Papers are collaborative documents tackling key issues facing Northern Ireland and Ireland. They are a core part of each WIP summer and are a compromise by design - reflecting a consensus that is infused with the different perspectives of the Class Members.
The Class of 2017 held their Discussion Series every Tuesday evening during the summer, tackling issues like migration, abortion, economy post-Brexit, and cultural identity among others. These debates would form a key part of the WIP Papers.
Dealing with difference, finding common ground, and collaboration were at the heart of the WIP 17 Papers, which brought our non-likeminded students together focusing on defining their vision for Ireland in 2040 under Migration, Cultural Identity, and Economy.
The students shared their ambition at home through a series of discussions, including a special event with political leaders and commentators. Guests discussing their work included Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Jake Sullivan, senior advisor to Hillary Clinton.