The University of Arizona
1600 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85719
The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice Presents an Evening with Mary Robinson.
Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson will present the talk, “Everybody Matters: Climate Change and Human Rights,” on Thursday, March 12, at 6 pm in Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona campus.
Robinson, who served as the first woman president of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002, will discuss the importance of including the most vulnerable populations of the world in solutions to climate change.
In 2005 Robinson was named a “Hero and Icon” as one of Time magazine’s top 100 men and women whose “power, talent, or moral example is transforming the world.” As a U.N. special envoy on climate change and president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, she works to seek justice for those particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – especially the poor and marginalized – and to improve the record on human rights and environmental governance around the world.
This event is being held in conjunction with the Tucson Festival of Books, www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org.