Tuesday 6 November
Former President delivers Inaugural Senator Mitchell Peace Lecture
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN Commissioner for Human Rights will deliver the inaugural Senator George J. Mitchell Peace Lecture, hosted by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast.
Mrs Robinson will reflect on the role of Senator Mitchell in peace negotiations across the world, including the major role he played in the peace process in Northern Ireland. The lecture is entitled: Senator George J. Mitchell: A True Champion of Peace.
Serving from 1990-1997, Mrs Robinson was the seventh, and first female President of Ireland. She was the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002.
With a commitment to empowering the poor and marginalised, Mrs Robinson works to secure global justice for vulnerable people across the world. In 2004, she received Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award for her work in promoting human rights.
The event will be held in the Isdell Courtyard at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast. Reception from 5.00pm. The lecture will commence at 5.45pm – 7.00pm.