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Mary Robinson

The Inamori Ethics Prize Events

September 9, 2009

Recipient: Mary Robinson - Former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights

12:30 p.m.

Lecture: "New Challenges to Human Rights in the 21st Century"

Severance Hall

The 2009 Inamori Ethics Prize will be presented to Mary Robinson, former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and the first woman president of Ireland. The prize will be awarded on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in Severance Hall and will be followed by Robinson's lecture, entitled "New Challenges for Human Rights in the 21st Century."

The event is open to the public and tickets are free. To reserve a ticket, call the Severance Hall box office at 216-231-1111.

The Inamori Ethics Prize honors ethical leaders whose actions and influence have greatly improved the condition of humankind.

Robinson is well known for her advocacy in global human rights, health care, sustainability and corporate responsibility. Robinson is one of 12 world leaders who make up The Elders—an organization formed by Nelson Mandela to contribute their wisdom, independent leadership and integrity to tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges. Most recently, Robinson has founded the nonprofit organization Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, which promotes equitable trade, humane practices in the work environment, corporate responsibility and women’s leadership.


3 p.m.

Symposium and Conversation with Mary Robinson

Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, ground level, Crawford Hall

Panel members:

  • Michael Scharf, Professor of Law, Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, and Director of the Cox Center War Crimes Research Office, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Patricia Marshall, Professor of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Karen Beckwith, Flora Stone Mather Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University College of Arts and Sciences

This event is also free and open to the public, but seating is limited. No tickets are required.