Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program: Mary Robinson Presents on Climate Justice

Jan 24, 2019, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, will speak on climate justice at the Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program.

One of the world's most respected advocates for climate justice and Ireland's first woman President, Mary Robinson leads the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education and advocacy for the poor and disempowered in the world that are disproportionately threatened by climate change. A sought-after speaker whose TED Talk received a standing ovation, President Robinson has moved audiences around the world with her passionate and hopeful call for all nations to work together to fight for a sustainable future. Her new book, Climate Justice, has received glowing reviews from former world leaders and the environmental and human rights community. Barack Obama, awarding Robinson the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, praised her as an “advocate for the forgotten and the ignored”, noting that she has “not only shone a light on human suffering, but illuminated a better future for our world.”

Registration is free and open to the public.  You can also stream the presentation live.