Lowell Lecture

Mary Robinson: Climate Justice - Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Date & Time

Sept. 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Mary Robinson

Presenting Organization

Boston College




Chandler Shaw (shawcp@bc.edu, 8066745510)

Mary Robinson served as President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. Currently, she is Adjunct Professor of Climate Justice at Trinity College Dublin. She is Chair of The Elders, a member of the Club of Madrid, and the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US President Barack Obama. She sits on the advisory board of Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All) and also serves on the board of the European Climate Foundation. Between 2013 and 2016 Mary Robinson served as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy in three roles; first for the Great Lakes region of Africa, then on Climate Change, and most recently as his Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate. Mary Robinson’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.

Presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and cosponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and Earth and Environmental Sciences Department.