Mary Robinson – “Ethical Globalization and Human Rights”

Garrison Theater, Scripps College
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, presented a lecture, “Ethical Globalization and Human Rights,” in the Garrison Theater at Scripps College, Claremont, California, sponsored by the European Union Center of California. President Robinson was the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997) and is credited with revitalizing and liberalizing a previously conservative political office. During her tenure, she fought for changes that helped bridge religious, social, and economic groups, raising Ireland to a new level of international status. She took up her acclaimed post as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in 1997 and held that position until 2002.