A Public Lecture with Former President of Ireland and Human Rights Advocate Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, will discuss “Ethical Globalization and Human Rights,” on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Garrison Theater at Scripps College. The event is sponsored by the European Union Center of California, and is free and open to the public.

President Robinson was the first woman president of Ireland (1990-1997). During her tenure, she fought for changes that helped bridge religious, social, and economic groups. She began her five-year tenure as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in 1997.

Currently based in New York, she leads Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative (EGI) which is supported by a partnership of Columbia University’s Aspen Institute and the Swiss-based International Council on Human Rights Policy. The project’s mission is to bring standards of human rights into the globalization process by promoting equitable trade in developing countries, more humane migration policies, and better responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.

Educated at the University of Dublin (Trinity College), King’s Inn, Dublin, and Harvard Law School, Robinson holds honorary doctorates from over 40 universities around the world, including Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge, and Edinburgh. The recipient of numerous honors and awards throughout the world, Mary Robinson chairs the Council of Women World Leaders and the International Board of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Fund for Global Human Rights and is honorary president of Oxfam International. In 2005, she was included in The TIME 100, Time magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world.

For more information, please contact Katerina Veverkova, program administrator at the European Union Center, at (909) 607-8103 or [email protected].

About the European Union Center

The European Union Center of California is an intercollegiate institution based on the Scripps College campus. The Center’s mission is to advance public understanding of European integration and transatlantic relations through education, research, and outreach.