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Leadership & Climate Justice
April 8 @ 11:00am
Online talk discusses role of leadership in the time of climate change
From MSU News Service
Tickets are now available for “Leadership and Climate Justice,” a live Montana State University virtual event featuring Mary Robinson, a former president of Ireland and leading climate justice advocate. The event is set for 11am, Thursday, April 8th. Tickets are available to students for free and to the public on a pay-what-you-can basis.
Robinson’s talk will focus on leadership, education and advocacy for the poor and disempowered in the world, who are disproportionately threatened by climate change. Following Robinson’s remarks, an interactive audience Q&A will be led by MSU President Waded Cruzado.
Robinson is known as a champion for climate justice, human rights, gender equality and corporate responsibility. She served as Ireland’s first female president from 1990 to 1997. In addition, she led the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, served as the United Nation’s secretary-general’s special envoy on climate justice, and authored the book Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future. She also served as U.N. high commissioner for human rights from 1997 to 2002 and co-founded the Council of Women World Leaders.
The event is presented by the MSU Leadership Institute. It is also sponsored by the Office of the President, Associated Students of MSU, Office of the Provost, Murdoch’s Home and Ranch Supply, College of Agriculture, College of Engineering, College of Letters and Science, College of Education, Health and Human Development, Sustainability Now, College of Arts and Architecture, Office of Sustainability, Honors College, Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems Program, UNA-USA, Net Impact and Ecology Club.