Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice; Former President of Ireland


Mary Robinson is president of The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, the chancellor of the University of Dublin (Trinity College), and UN special envoy for climate change.

Robinson is also the former president of Ireland (1990–1997), a former United Nations high commissioner for Human Rights (1997–2002), and founder and president of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative (2002–2010).

Featured Work

SEP 19, 2014 Podcast

Climate Change and the Future of Humanity

Climate change is already here. The seas are rising, the glaciers are melting, and the atmosphere is warming. How can we work together to set ...

MAR 15, 2013 Podcast

Public Affairs: Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice

In this inspiring talk about her extraordinary life so far, Mary Robinson tells us of her early years and how she became president of Ireland, ...

OCT 26, 2005 Podcast

Is a Fairer Globalization Possible?

A distinguished panel of Kemal Davis, Steve Macedo, and Mary Robinson outline the problems of growing inequality caused by globalization and propose practical solutions. Moderated ...

APR 28, 2005 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Democratizing Globalization

Over 50 intellectual, political, and civil society leaders convened at Carnegie Council to debate the links between poverty, democracy, security and globalization. Participants explored the role ...

Multilateral Strategies to Promote Democracy

JAN 27, 2004 Article

Multilateral Strategies to Promote Democracy

A panel of high-level peers meet at the Council to discuss multilateral strategies for democracy promotion. Impatient with the usual critique, they begin with two ...