Mary Robinson served as the seventh, and first female, President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997. This was followed by her roles as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and United Nations Envoy for Climate and for Greater Lakes District in Africa, amongst other projects. Robinson is chairman of the Institute for Human Rights and Business and Chancellor of the University of Dublin. Since 2004, she has also been Professor of Practice in International Affairs at Columbia University, where she teaches international human rights. In 2004 she received Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for her work in promoting human rights. In July 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour awarded by the United States. In September 2016, Robinson was also appointed by Ban Ki-moon to serve as member of the lead group of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement.
REFLECTIONS ON LEADERSHIP Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN Human Rights commissioner, and Oxford University’s Vice Chancellor Louise Richardson, in conversation. 11AM, June 10th The Step House Hotel Ballroom, Borris Village This talk is not included in Weekend and Day Tickets. Must be purchased separately below.
THE CLIMATE CHANGE EXCHANGE The environmental entrepreneur behind The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Eden Project Sir Tim Smit, and activist (and ex-President) Mary Robinson discuss. 5PM, June 9th Hennessy Ballroom Stage, Borris House Talk included in Weekend and Day Ticket. Option to purchase individually below.