Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-10-04

British journalist and author Melanie Phillips will speak at Samford University Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. in the moot court room of Robinson Hall law building.

Phillips, known for her columns on political and social issues which appear in London’s Daily Mail newspaper, will speak as part of the Cordell Hull Speakers Forum sponsored by Samford’s Cumberland School of Law.

She is the author of The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth and Power (2010). Her 2006 book, Londonistan, became a best seller in the U.S. and Britain. In 1996, she received the Orwell Prize for Journalism, a major British award for political writing.

Her Wednesday lecture will focus on issues such as the rise of transnational jurisdiction and the use of human rights law as a weapon of secularization. The public is invited.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.