Mary Robinson in Conversation

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Seamus Heaney HomePlace is delighted to welcome former Irish President Mary Robinson to The Helicon to discuss her distinguished career, her humanitarian work and her writing.

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 to 1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 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 Mary served as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy in three roles and her Foundation, the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, established in 2010, came to a planned end in April 2019.

Mary Robinson currently serves as Patron of the International Science Council and Patron of the Board of the Institute of Human Rights and Business. Recently she became joint Honorary President of the Africa Europe Foundation.

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. A visionary leader and inspiring humanitarian, Mary Robinson will be in conversation with journalist and presenter Mark Carruthers.