Mary Robinson to present ‘Redefining Global Security


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Mary Robinson at the World Economic Forum in 2013.

Michaela Ramm

A United Nations special envoy will visit Iowa State on Monday to give a presentation on global justice and climate change.

The presentation, “Redefining Global Security,” will take place at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union as a part of the World Affairs Series. The presentation will be given by Mary Robinson and is free to the public.

Robinson was the first woman elected as president of Ireland, which she served as from 1990 to 1997. She also served as U.N. high commissioner for human rights from 1997 to 2002 as well as the founder and president of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative.

Robinson is also a member of Elders, which is “a highly respected independent group of world leaders focused on peace and human rights and founded by Nelson Mandela,” according to the ISU News Service. 

Robinson’s presentation is co-sponsored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics as well as all university colleges and departments.