Bookings are now being taken for a free public interview with former President of Ireland Mary Robinson at NUI Galway on Monday 14 January.
Hosted by journalist Fintan O’Toole, the event will begin at 7.15pm in the Bailey Allen Hall on campus. While the event is free and open to the public, registration is essential and bookings should be made through www.conference.ie.
Following the interview, a panel discussion will take place with representatives of NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights, including the centre’s newly appointed director, Professor Michael O’Flaherty, and Professor Bill Schabas as well as Dr Nata Duvvury and Dr Niamh Reilly from the university’s Global Women’s Studies Programme.
Mrs Robinson visited NUI Galway last November to mark the beginning of a new partnership with the university, which is to support the proposed Mary Robinson Centre in the former President’s hometown of Ballina, Co. Mayo.
The centre will include both a Visitor Centre and an academic research centre focused on scholarly research and education in the fields of human rights and women’s leadership. The proposed Visitor Centre is set to open to the public by the end of 2014.