Wednesday 23 October 18:00 - 21:00

University of Liverpool in London
33 Finsbury Square

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‘Women’s Leadership and Climate Change’ with Mary Robinson

Government & Politics

'Women’s Leadership and Climate Change' with Mary Robinson

18:00 Wednesday 23rd October 2019

University of Liverpool in London

LILA is delighted to welcome Mary Robinson to speak on ‘Women’s Leadership and Climate Change’. The event will be in partnership with the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies.

Mary Robinson is Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice in Trinity College Dublin and Chair of The Elders. She served as President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. She is a member of the Club of Madrid and the recipient of numerous honours and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the President of the United States Barack Obama. Between 2013 and 2016 she served as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy in three roles; first for the Great Lakes region of Africa, then on Climate Change and most recently as his Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate. Her Foundation, the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, established in 2010, came to a planned end in April 2019.

A former President of the International Commission of Jurists and former chair of the Council of Women World Leaders Mary Robinson was President and founder of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative from 2002-2010 and served as Honorary President of Oxfam International from 2002-2012.

Mary Robinson serves as Patron of the International Science Council and Patron of the Board of the Institute of Human Rights and Business, is an Ambassador for The B Team, in addition to being a board member of several organisations including the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the Aurora Foundation. She was Chancellor of the University of Dublin from 1998 to 2019. Mary’s memoir, ‘Everybody Matters’ was published in September 2012 and her book, ‘Climate Justice - Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a Sustainable Future’ was published in September 2018.

Registration for the event will begin from 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start on Wednesday 23 October 2019, at the University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, Finsbury, London EC2A 1AG

The event will finish with a drinks reception, during which there will be a signing of Mary Robinson’s new book, 'Climate Justice – Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a sustainable Future'.

Tickets will initially be available to LILA members only.

If you are not a member of LILA but would like to attend the event, please email us: [email protected]


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