Leading and Leadership in an Era of Grand Challenges
Please join us for the virtual launch of the Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Organisation (CLEO) on 23rd June 2021 at 16.30.
The Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Organisation welcome you to attend the official launch of the research centre with a keynote address from the Former President of Ireland and Adjunct Professor of Climate Justice, Trinity College Dublin, Professor Mary Robinson.
The event will take place on Wednesday 23rd June 2021 at 16.30 pm - Please watch here.
Professor Robinson will speak on 'Leading and Leadership in an era of Grand Challenges and will be welcomed by QUB President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer and hosted by Dr Joanne Murphy and Dr Shirley Ann Hazlett.
Mary Robinson is Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice in Trinity College Dublin and Chair of The Elders. She served as President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. She is a member of the Club of Madrid and the recipient of numerous honours and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the President of the United States Barack Obama. Between 2013 and 2016 Mary served as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy in three roles; first for the Great Lakes region of Africa, then on Climate Change leading up to the Paris Agreement and in 2016 as his Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate. Her Foundation, the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, established in 2010, came to a planned end in April 2019.
A former President of the International Commission of Jurists and former chair of the Council of Women World Leaders she was President and founder of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative from 2002-2010 and served as Honorary President of Oxfam International from 2002-2012. She was Chancellor of the University of Dublin from 1998 to 2019.
Mary Robinson serves as Patron of the International Science Council and Patron of the Board of the Institute of Human Rights and Business, is an Ambassador for The B Team, in addition to being a board member of several organisations including the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the Aurora Foundation. Recently she became joint Honorary President of the Africa Europe Foundation. Mary’s memoir, ‘Everybody Matters’ was published in September 2012 and her book, ‘Climate Justice - Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a Sustainable Future’ was published in September 2018. She is also a co-host of a podcast on the climate crisis, called ‘Mothers of Invention’.