Photo of the ASI poster promoting Mary Robinson lecture at Cal State East Bay.

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, will speak at CSUEB on April 8. (Photo: ASI)

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, to speak at CSUEB, April 8

  • April 8, 2013 5:00am

Mary Robinson, who served as president of Ireland (1990–97) and as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR; 1997–2002), will speak at Cal State East Bay at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the University Union’s multipurpose room. The event is free and open to the public.  

Described as a passionate, forceful advocate for gender equality, women’s participation in peace-building and human dignity, Robinson will speak on “Making Human Rights the Compass for All Ethical Globalization.”  

She is famously guarded about giving advice. In her interview with Vanity Fair, Robinson did part with one piece of advice—one that “goes for any president or leader: Unless you surround yourself with people who tell you the truth, you’re foolish.”  

Robinson’s visit is sponsored by Associated Students, Inc. Visit the event Facebook page for more information.


California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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