Mary Robinson on climate justice

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will give a talk on the subject of her new book Climate Justice—Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018) on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall. Climate Justice was written with journalist Caitríona Palmer, a BC alumna. Robinson is adjunct professor of climate justice at Trinity College Dublin and a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. She sits on the advisory board of Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All) and serves on the board of the European Climate Foundation. She also is chair of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela who work together for peace, justice, and human rights. Robinson also is the author of a memoir, Everybody Matters. Robinson’s lecture is presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and Earth and Environmental Sciences Department.

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