U-M’s Wege Lecture features Mary Robinson, first woman president of Ireland

March 8, 2023
Written By:
Lori Atherton, School for Environment and Sustainability


DATE: 6-7 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2023

EVENT: The 21st Peter M. Wege Lecture features a conversation with Mary Robinson, the first woman president of Ireland and former United Nations high commissioner for human rights. The title of Robinson’s lecture is “Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a Sustainable Future.”

DETAILS: The event will be moderated by Laurie McCauley, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan.

Robinson leads the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education and advocacy for communities throughout the world that are disproportionately threatened by climate change. She previously served as the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change. She also is a founding member and current chair of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders formed by Nelson Mandela that works for peace, justice, human rights and a sustainable planet.

PLACE: Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor

RSVP: The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

SPONSORS: School for Environment and Sustainability, Wege Foundation, Center for Sustainable Systems, Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, School of Public Health