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  Mary Robinson (poet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary Robinson, nee Darby (1756 or 1758 - 26 December 1800) the English poet and novelist, was also known for her role as Perdita (heroine of Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale) in 1779.
Mary Darby Robinson was born to a sea captain and his wife allegedly on 27 November 1758 according to her memoirs, but 1756 according to recently published research.
From the late 1780s, Mary Robinson became distinguished for her poetry and was called "the English Sappho." In addition to poems, she wrote six novels, two plays, a feminist treatise, and an autobiographical manuscript that was incomplete at the time of her death.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mary_Robinson_(poet)   (805 words)

  
 Mary Robinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary Robinson (Irish name Máire Mhic Róibín; born 21 May 1944) was the first female President of Ireland, serving from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002.
Robinson was therefore born into a family that was a historical mix of rebels against and servants of the Crown.
Robinson was inaugurated as the seventh President of Ireland on December 3, 1990.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mary_Robinson   (3819 words)

  
 Miles Durrance on Mary Robinson's The Haunted Beach
Mary's earliest works were to be published in the old vein of gathering financial sponsorship in order to send a volume to the presses and then distribute it (her first volume, 1775's Poems, was partially sponsored by the Duchess of Devonshire [Wu 178]).
The scandalous Mary Robinson's work fell out of favor with the onset of the Victorian era, but the sensational aspects of her life and career have recently rekindled the interest of critics in the life and output of this multi-faceted talent (Chancey Website bio.).
Robinson lived to transcend such early bad press and the rest of her poetry seems to be on a similar course in winning convincing modern critics as to validity of her talents versus the sensationalism of her associations.
www.clayfox.com /ashessparks/reports/miles.html   (1271 words)

  
 Mary Darby Robinson (1758-1800)
Mary Darby's recollections of Lorrington were fond ones, and she later considered Lorrington a formative influence in her life.
Mary Robinson appeared in her most famous (and infamous) role at age 21, a four-year veteran of the stage.
As she recovered, Mary Robinson visited baths and spas on the advice of her doctors, and found comfort in writing poems such as "Ode to Valour.
digital.library.upenn.edu /women/robinson/biography.html   (3347 words)

  
 FrontPage magazine.com :: Columbia U's Newest Anti-Zionist by Jacob Gershman
Mary Robinson, an architect of the U.N. Durban human rights conference in 2001 that was boycotted by Secretary of State Powell because the Bush administration deemed it too hostile to Israel, has been hired as a professor by Columbia University.
Robinson, 59, who started this month as a professor of practice in the Department of International and Public Affairs, is drawing criticism from Jewish and pro-Israel groups,which see her appointment as another example of anti-Israel bias on the Columbia faculty.
Robinson, who served as Ireland's first female president from 1990 to 1997, is seen as one of the most important figures in the global human rights movement, drawing attention to civil conflicts in Sierra Leone, Chechnya, and the former Yugoslavia.
frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=12011   (499 words)

  
 Canadian Jewish News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He was harshly critical of Robinson’s stewardship of the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, in 2001, calling her “a Neville Chamberlain” and saying she lacked the “moral courage” to fight the anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism that dominated the conference.
Jennifer Robinson of McGill said Mary Robinson was recommended by former law dean Peter Leuprecht about a year ago, who described her as having “always sought to use the law as an instrument of social change” and as being a role model for law students.
Robinson was first recommended for an honorary degree 10 years ago, but Jennifer Robinson said scheduling conflicts prevented her from accepting at the time.
www.cjnews.com /viewarticle.asp?id=3363   (930 words)

  
 robinson, mary
Mary Robinson was born in Bristol on 27 November 1858, one of five children born to John Darby and Mary Seys.
Robinson was 7,000 pounds in debt, her reputation was ruined, and she had no choice but to use the notoriety to try and rebuild her acting career.
Robinson, a few weeks before her death." Coleridge prefaced "The Solitude of Binnorie" with a statement announcing that the meter of the poem was borrowed from Robinson's "The Haunted Beach." This preface also refers to Mary as Sappho and himself as Alcaeus, evidence that "Alcaeus to Sappho" references their relationship.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/pcraddoc/chancey.htm   (4571 words)

  
 Columbia University in the City of New York
"Mary Robinson is one of the most dynamic world leaders of our times -- a true humanitarian who has spent her career advancing human rights and the principles of inclusiveness in her native Ireland as well as throughout the world," said Lee C. Bollinger, president of Columbia University.
Robinson served as President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, elevating the Irish presidency from a largely ceremonial role to a powerful office for effecting change both within Ireland and internationally.
Born in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland, Robinson was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where she received a Masters of Arts degree in 1970 and now serves as Chancellor of the University.
www.columbia.edu /cu/news/04/01/maryRobinson.html   (685 words)

  
 Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative - EGI Board - Mary Robinson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997) and more recently United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate.
Born Mary Bourke in Ballina, County Mayo (1944), the daughter of two physicians, she was educated at the University of Dublin (Trinity College), King’s Inns Dublin and Harvard Law School to which she won a fellowship in 1967.
In 1988 Mary Robinson and her husband founded the Irish Centre for European Law at the Trinity College.
www.realizingrights.org /?option=content&task=view&id=75   (323 words)

  
 Mary Robinson, High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mary Robinson became High Commissioner for Human Rights on 12 September 1997, following her nomination to the post by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the endorsement of the General Assembly.
Robinson has given priority to implementing the reform proposal of Secretary-General Kofi Annan to integrate human rights concerns in all the activities of the United Nations.
Robinson was the first Head of State to visit Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide there.
www.unhchr.ch /html/hchr/unhc.htm   (751 words)

  
 Women as Global leaders - Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland and formerly the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate.
In 1988 Mary Robinson and her husband, Nicholas Robinson, founded the Irish Centre for European Law at the University of Dublin, and since 1998 she has been Chancellor of the University.
President Robinson was educated at the University of Dublin (Trinity College), King's Inns Dublin, and Harvard Law School to which she won a fellowship in 1967.
www.zu.ac.ae /leadership2006/maryrobinson.aspx   (395 words)

  
 Wheaton College: Commencement/Reunion: Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson to address graduates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will address the Class of 2004 at Wheaton's 169th commencement on May 22, 2004.
Robinson was the first woman elected president of Ireland, an office she held from 1990-1997.
Robinson is capitalizing on her considerable human rights experience to promote fair and ethical globalization through this organization.
www.wheatonma.edu /CR/cr2004/commencement/robinson.html   (453 words)

  
 Mary Robinson coverage
Robinson also introduced her audience to a new word: meitheal (pronounced meh-hill), an Irish word that translates roughly as "connection with neighbor." Struck by meitheal in both the farming communities of rural Ireland and in developing counties, Robinson argued that community cooperation is vital for both individuals and neighborhoods to thrive.
The talk was followed by a question-and-answer session in which Robinson fielded questions from students, faculty and community members on topics including the conflict in the Middle East, the healing of post-genocidal nations, and the IMF and World Bank.
Robinson advised law students, including those she had addressed earlier in the day, to consider careers in the international arena.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/03/4.24.03/Robinson_cover.html   (641 words)

  
 Mary Robinson Biography
Robinson was appointed Reid Professor of Constitutional and Criminal Law at Trinity College, where she also served as lecturer in European community law.
Robinson was the first head of state to visit famine-stricken Somalia in 1992 and also the first to go to Rwanda in the aftermath of the genocide there.
Robinson is responsible for overseeing the human rights activities of the United Nations, including promoting universal enjoyment of human rights, responding to human rights violations, undertaking preventive human rights action, and providing education and assistance in the field of human rights.
www.fulbright.org /prize/1999/bio-rob.htm   (431 words)

  
 Bio Notes: Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson was destined in her brief life to become an actress, a poet, a novelist and one of the most famous courtesans of Georgian London.
An on-line biography, Mary's memoirs and a selection of her poems are available at "A Celebration of Women Writers," see links.
In her memoirs, Mary claims that "on the 27th of November, 1758, I first opened my eyes to this world of duplicity and sorrow," but a recent article says her true birth date, according to the registry of St. Augustine's in Bristol, was 27 November 1756.
home.golden.net /~marg/bansite/friends/robinson.html   (1116 words)

  
 Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, A Human Rights Voice That Will Not Be Silenced
When Mary Robinson, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, addresses the 2004 meeting of the ASA in San Francisco, members will understand why the human rights community considered her early departure from the post both unfortunate and predictable.
Robinson transformed the institution by extending it into the real world, where the victims and perpetrators were to be found, and encouraging the direct participation of civil society in the deliberations and operations of the human rights agency back in Geneva.
Mary Robinson was outspoken in her criticism of U.S. efforts to undermine the International Criminal Court, its lack of regard for civilian casualties in the war waged in Afghanistan, and its treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
www.asanet.org /footnotes/feb04/indexone.html   (1044 words)

  
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www.maryrobinsonreynolds.com   (1641 words)

  
 Michael Rubin on Mary Robinson on National Review Online
Robinson was the first head of State to visit Rwanda in the aftermath of the genocide there… While in Rwanda, she met representatives of, and was briefed by, agencies on the ground, as well as by the United Nations Human Rights Monitors.
However, for Robinson, a massacre is the deaths of seven Palestinian civilians in a war zone (47 Palestinian militants and 23 Israel soldiers also died).
The world still waits for Robinson to use her bully pulpit to call for an investigation of the terrorist murder of Jews (but then again, such an inquiry might lead uncomfortably close to UNRWA and European Union officials).
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-rubin052002.asp   (1265 words)

  
 Former Irish President Mary Robinson Named 1998 Commencement Speaker
Mary Robinson, United Nations high commissioner for human rights and former president of the Republic of Ireland, is scheduled to be the speaker at the Afternoon Exercises at the University's 347th Commencement, on Thursday, June 4.
"Mary Robinson is an outstanding Harvard alumna, a pioneering former head of state, and a vigorous leader in the pursuit of human rights around the world," said President Neil L. Rudenstine.
Robinson left the presidency last year to take the post as U.N. high commissioner, a position created in 1994 to further the protection of human rights worldwide.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/1998/04.09/FormerIrishPres.html   (1002 words)

  
 IR // News // Mary Ann Robinson
Mary Ann Robinson, age 66, died of natural causes at her home in Helena on Dec. 20, 2004.
Mary Ann graduated high school from The Sacred Heart Academy in Minot, N.D. Mary Ann graduated at the top of her class from The Sacred Heart Academy and was awarded the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow award.
Mary Ann enjoyed crocheting afghans, doilies, spending time with her family at their cabin in the Lincoln area and most especially her grandchildren.
www.helenair.com /articles/2004/12/23/obits/robinson122304.txt   (472 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Mary Robinson -- October 7, 1999
Robinson was among the first international officials to call for such an inquiry after a visit to the region nearly a month ago.
MARY ROBINSON: Certainly the situation in Kosovo was different in that there was an existing international criminal tribunal, so it is possible for the investigators to be there immediately.
MARY ROBINSON: Not directly, no, but I think it would be possible for the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission, as part of its fact-finding inquiry, to go quickly to West Timor.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/asia/july-dec99/robinson_10-7.html   (1663 words)

  
 Mary Robinson Press Release
Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Ireland will present a lecture titled "From Rhetoric to Reality: Human Rights and Globalization," at 4:30 p.m.
Mary Robinson assumed responsibility for the UN human rights program on September 12, 1997, following her nomination to the post by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the endorsement of the General Assembly.
Under her direction, the office began focusing its work to better face existing and emerging human rights challenges, harnessing the energies of new actors in the global effort for a universal culture of respect for fundamental rights and freedoms.
www.wws.princeton.edu /events/pressreleases/robinson.html   (279 words)

  
 Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to Keynote Boswell Symposium at ...
Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will come to the campus of DePauw University March 14 to deliver the keynote address for The Hampton and Esther Boswell Symposium.
Mary Robinson is the founder and executive director of the pro-human rights organization Ethical Globalization Initiative, which recently announced a partnership with Columnia University.
Robinson was the first head of state to visit Rwanda and Somalia and received the Special CARE Humanitarian Award in recognition of her efforts for Somalia.
www.collegenews.org /x3076.xml   (424 words)

  
 Petition of Mary Ann Robinson - 1850 - Delaware County, NY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Petition of Mary Ann Robinson, a minor, of the town of Sidney in the County of Delaware, Respectfully sheweth:
That it is necessary that a Guardian should be appointed for your Petioner until she shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years; and she hereby nominates Luther Robinson of the town of Sidney for his Guardian, and prays that the said Luther Robinson may be appointed accordingly.
Mary Ann Robinson being duly sworn, deposes and says, that she is acquainted with the facts stated in the above petition, and that the saeme are true according to the best of her knowledge and belief.
www.dcnyhistory.org /petitionrobinson.html   (459 words)

  
 Mary Robinson - Salon
Robinson became the second United Nations high commissioner for human rights in June 1997 after resigning as president of Ireland.
Before Robinson, Ireland's presidency was a ceremonial office, whose holder was expected to do little more than shake hands with VIPs and open schools and hospitals.
But when Robinson -- a woman with socialist and feminist leanings -- was elected, it symbolized the changes in what had been a traditionally conservative and religion-dominated country.
dir.salon.com /story/people/interview/2002/07/26/mary_robinson/index.html   (981 words)

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