10th Annual Global Understanding Convention Will Be Held April 4 to 8

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.   -  Monmouth University Institute for Global Understanding is pleased to announce that its 10th annual Global Understanding Convention will be held April 4 to 8, 2011.

This year’s convention, “One world, One humanity: Creating our common future,” will include keynote speaker Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first woman president and former UN high commissioner of human rights, on Tuesday, April 5 from 6 to 7:15 pm in Wilson Hall Auditorium. Her talk is titled “Hard Times, Human Rights, and our Common Future.”  Robinson’s address is supported by the 2011 Jack and Lewis Rudin Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.  RSVP is requested, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 732-923-4666.

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland

Robinson has been recognized for her work as president of the ethical globalization initiative with a 2009 United States Presidential medal of freedom and now resides in her native Ireland where she leads the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice (MRFCJ), which works to secure justice for victims of climate change.  She will be bringing her considerable knowledge and experience to Monmouth as she speaks about the effects of the global recession on countries around the world, the state of human rights, and poor and disempowered who are often marginalized during difficult economic times.


Visit www.monmouth.edu/institute_global_understanding for more information and program listing.