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Clough Colloquium

The Clough Colloquium was established through the generosity of Charles I. Clough ’64 and Gloria L. Clough, MDiv’90, MS’96. Chuck’s vision for the Colloquium was to introduce members of the BC Community to persons of high ethical standards who had become leaders in their respective fields. Through these speaking programs students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff would be exposed to first-hand knowledge of what it means to truly lead. Our goal is to offer these opportunities twice yearly, pulling leaders from all fields and backgrounds at both the national and international levels. Prominent Clough Colloquium guests have included Gov. Jon Hunstman; Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia; and Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize-winning Iranian activist and lawyer. Visit our past speakers page to view the full list.



MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017


The Heights Room, Corcoran Commons


Making Human Rights the Compass for All Ethical Globalization



Mary Robinson

President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

President of Ireland (1990-1997)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002)


Mary Robinson served as the seventh, and first female President of Ireland. She is widely regarded as a transformative figure for Ireland, and for the Irish presidency, revitalizing and liberalizing a previously conservative, low-profile political office. President Robinson's talk at Boston College will address the critical role leadership plays in improving human rights and education.

Presented with the Women's Collaborative, Women's Center, and the Civic Engagement Committee

Celebrating Women's History Month