“Climate Justice Keynote Lecture by Hon. Mary Robinson”

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Illinois Ballroom, I Hotel and Conference Center

The University of Illinois will host a Keynote Lecture on Climate Justice by Hon. Mary Robinson on Thursday, March 10th. The lecture is part of an International Workshop “Climate Change and Its Impact: Risks and Inequalities” taking place March 10-11, 2016.

Organized by Professors Paolo Gardoni (Civil and Environmental Engineering),
Colleen Murphy (Law, Philosophy, WGGP), Robert McKim (Religion and Philosophy),
Don Wuebbles (Atmospheric Science), and Praveen Kumar (Civil and Environmental Engineering).

mary robinson agency photo
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The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration and workshop information is available at “Climate Change and Its Impact: Risks and Inequalities


Time magazine has called her a “hero and icon,” and in 2005 selected her as one of the top 100 men and women whose “power, talent, or moral example is transforming the world.” Mary Robinson has provided wise and visionary leadership in such diverse yet intrinsically linked areas as climate justice, human rights and corporate responsibility. She has served as the first female president of Ireland and as United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights. Currently she is President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, which is devoted to building an inclusive low-carbon growth society. In these many roles, Robinson has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to addressing the most important contemporary global problems and is recognized internationally as one of today’s most dynamic, most influential and most charismatic leaders.

For more information:
Colleen Murphy, Director, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program
colleenm@illinois.edu or (217) 244-0675.