The Center for the Study of Democracy and
The Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series
University of California, Irvine
THE PELTASON LECTURE
"Human Rights and Ethical Globalization"
President of Ireland
for Human Rights
Social Sciences Lecture Hall
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Mary Robinson was the first female President of Ireland, serving from 1990 to 1997. She left the presidency to become the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights on September 12, 1997, a position she held until 2002.
As U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mrs. Robinson implemented reform proposals to integrate human rights concerns in all the activities of the United Nations.
Mary Robinson has been Honorary President of Oxfam International since 2002. She has also assumed a number of other prominent roles and has been one of the European members of the Trilateral Commission. Since 2004 she has also been Professor of Practice in International Affairs at Columbia University.
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Mary Robinson is a guest of the Center for the Study of Democracy at UC Irvine and the Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series. The Center hosts the annual Peltason Lecture on Democracy that invites leading political figures to lecture on campus. The series is supported by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.