Mary Robinson, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former president of Ireland will discuss “Human Rights and Ethical Globalization” as part of  UCI’s Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Robinson will explore the scope of human rights around the world, from health issues in Africa to civil liberties in post-9/11 United States. Robinson’s long career has brought her before the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court in Luxembourg to argue major cases. She also is a groundbreaking political leader, serving as the first female president of Ireland from 1990 to 1997.

Thursday, April 19, 2007
4 p.m.
Social Science Lecture Hall, Room 100

Click here for a full report on her talk. 

Seating is on a first-come basis. For information, call 949-824-6503.

This event is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series, which brings distinguished scholars and nonacademics to campus to share their experience and expertise. For more event information, visit: or call 949-824-6503. This lecture is co-hosted with the Center for the Study of Democracy 2006-07 Peltason Lecture, held annually and named after UC president emeritus and UCI chancellor emeritus Jack Peltason. The Peltason Lecture is supported by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


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