Chicago Mayor to receive Honorary Degree tomorrow at NUI Galway

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An Honorary Degree will be conferred on the Mayor of Chicago tomorrow at a ceremony in NUI Galway.

Rahm Emanuel is a former White House Chief of Staff and the 55th Mayor of Chicago.

Speaking last week, NUI Galway President Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said:  “The cities of Galway and Chicago are twinned as Sister Cities for over twenty-one years.

“Since then a strong and dynamic relationship has developed bringing social, cultural, educational and economic benefits and reflecting the many personal and professional links between our two great cities.

“In honouring Mayor Emanuel, we as a University signal what we value. We recognise not only these ties which bind Galway and Chicago in our role as Galway’s University. We also signal the importance of public service, of acting locally with global impact, and of democracy, sanctuary and freedom – in the world and for the world.”

Rahm Emanuel has led the passage of budgets containing reforms and investments to solidify Chicago’s financial future.