Mary Robinson
Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs, Columbia University; Executive Director, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative; Former President, Ireland

Mary Robinson participated in the following World Leaders Forum events: Security in the 21st Century: Women Leaders and Global Challenges, in September 2006; and Taking a Stand: Challenges and Controversies in Reproductive Health, Maternal Mortality, and HIV/AIDS, in June 2006.

Mary Robinson is the President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. She served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002 and as President of Ireland from 1990-1997. She is Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders and Vice President of the Club of Madrid. She chairs the International Board of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Fund for Global Human Rights. She is Honorary President of Oxfam International and is Patron of the International Community of Women Living with AIDS (ICW). She is a professor of practice at Columbia University and member of the Advisory Board of the Earth Institute and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Before her election as President, Mrs. Robinson served as a Senator for 20 years. In 1969 she became Reid Professor of Constitutional Law at Trinity College, Dublin and now serves as Chancellor of Dublin University.

Participated In

Security in the 21st Century: Women Leaders and Global Challenges

Date: September 26, 2006 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Low Memorial Library
These leaders discuss how policies emphasizing individual
human security must be integrated with more traditional approaches to state
security. Panelists unveil their plans to cooperate across cultures, regions,
religions, generations, forms of governments, and the public and private
sectors to advocate for these policy changes. In conjunction with Women Leaders
Intercultural Forum.

Taking a Stand: Challenges and Controversies in Reproductive Health, Maternal Mortality, and HIV/AIDS

Date: June 8, 2006 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
A Symposium in Honor of Allan Rosenfield and His Four Decades of Bold Leadership in Public Health


This World Leaders Forum program addresses public health issues of profound global importance-issues directly related to the Millennium Development Goals. Dr. Allan Rosenfield, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, has pioneered innovative programs in reproductive health, maternal mortality, and the treatment of HIV-infected women, men and children. He has advanced the health and human rights of populations around the world. Presentations and discussions featured foremost public health and policy experts from major international health organizations, the United Nations, leading academic institutions, and distinguished faculty from the Mailman School of Public Health.