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Mary Robinson

Former Pres. - Ireland

She served as the seventh, and first woman, President of Ireland, serving from 1990 to 1997. She first rose to prominence as an academic, barrister, campaigner and member of the Irish senate. She is credited for having revitalized and liberalized a previously conservative political office.

She was the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. She has been the Honorary President of Oxfam International since 2002, and Chair of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). She is also a founding member and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders.

Member of the Trilateral Commission, her newest project is Realizing Rights: the Ethical Globalization Initiative, which fosters equitable trade and decent work, promotes the right to health and more humane migration policies, works to strengthen women's leadership and encourage corporate responsibility. The organization also supports capacity building and good governance in developing countries.

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