Emigrant Support Seminars


“Ask the Consulate” Q&A and presentation “Historical trends in Irish baby names”


Join us for this FREE seminar with an exclusive chat with Conor Doherty Greene, Ireland’s Deputy Consul General to the Southwestern United States, who is joining us via Zoom to answer your questions relating to passports, Foreign Birth Registration and more.

Also, we are delighted to welcome Dylan Conor, Associate Professor at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, to give his presentation om Historical trends in Irish baby names. He has been featured on RTE’s website with his research.

Meet the Speakers

Conor Doherty-Greene

Conor Doherty-Greene is currently Ireland’s Deputy Consul General to the Southwestern United States, serving in this position since August 2022. Prior to this role, Mr. Doherty Greene served as Counterterrorism Coordinator in Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs – International Security Policy Section, with a focus on UN Security Council and European Union issues. Within the International Security Policy Section, Mr. Doherty-Greene also worked as desk officer for Afghanistan, and on thematic desks including Cybersecurity and Organized Crime. Mr. Doherty-Greene served as Deputy Director for Training & Development in his first assignment within the Department. Mr. Doherty-Greene holds a BA in English Literature and Linguistics as well as a Masters degree in Violence, Terrorism and Security Studies.
He is a keen sportsman, playing Gaelic Football, Hurling, Rugby and practicing Judo.

Dylan Connor


Dylan Connor is an associate professor at Arizona State University. He has written on a wide range of topics, including the changing geography of the American Dream, rural America, Irish fertility and historical trends in baby naming. His findings have been published in leading scientific journals and in popular outlets such as BrookingsBusiness Insider, RTE, and on prime-time radio. For 2024-2025, he will be a CASBS fellow at Stanford University. Dylan has been featured on RTE’s website for his research; https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2022/0111/1251020-ireland-children-baby-names-psychology-society/

Who and What is ESP?

November 18, 2023 from 2pm-3:30pm
Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library Norton Conference Room

In this seminar we will share about the Emigrant Support Program (ESP) resources available to the Arizona Irish community with a focus on Irish Passports and Returning to Ireland. Poor quality photos are one of the main reasons applications are rejected by the Irish Passport Services. Someone will be at the center to take professional quality photographs. The Irish Government has two programs designed to support the diaspora who wish to return to Ireland.
The event is free to members and non-members, registration is requested and walk-ins are welcome.

Free Event