Chatham University

Spring 2019 Commencement

Sunday, April 28, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
David Lawrence Convention Center

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Chatham University's Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. The ceremony will be held on the 3rd floor in the Spirit of Pittsburgh ballroom. This is a ticketed event and tickets are required for admission.

Directions & Parking

Please visit the Convention Center website for directions and parking details. Parking is also available at these locations:

The event will be live streamed. Please visit chatham.edu/commencement/ to view the live stream of the event or the archived recording after the ceremony.


Commencement Speaker: Mary Robinson

Photo of Mary Robinson

The speaker and honorary degree recipient will be Mary Robinson. Mary Robinson is President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. She served as President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. She is Chair of The Elders and a member of the Club of Madrid and the recipient of numerous honours and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the President of the United States Barack Obama. She sits on the advisory board of Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All) and is also a member of the Lead Group of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. Between 2013 and 2016 Mary served as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy in three roles; first for the Great Lakes region of Africa, then on Climate Change and most recently as his Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate.

A former President of the International Commission of Jurists and former chair of the Council of Women World Leaders she was President and founder of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative from 2002-2010 and served as Honorary President of Oxfam International from 2002-2012.

Mary Robinson serves as Patron of the Board of the Institute of Human Rights and Business, is an Ambassador for The B Team, in addition to being a board member of several organisations including the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the European Climate Foundation. She serves as Chancellor of the University of Dublin since 1998. Mary’s memoir, ‘Everybody Matters’ was published in September 2012 and her book, ‘Climate Justice - Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a Sustainable Future’ was published in September 2018.

Event Contact Information

Mary Simbari
412 365-1690
MSimbari@chatham.edu