Cordell Hull Speakers Forum Presents Melanie Phillips

Posted: Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:53

The purpose of the Cordell Hull Speakers Forum at the Cumberland School of Law is to provide a wide variety of speakers and viewpoints on important issues. The next Cordell Hull speaker will be Melanie Phillips. Ms. Phillips is a British journalist and author who is best known for her controversial newspaper columns on political and social issues which currently appear in the Daily Mail. Her husband Jeremy Rozenberg, is a well known lawyer and journalist who is a regular contributor to The Guardian.

In 1996, Ms. Phillips was awarded the Orwell Prize for Journalism which is the preeminent British prize for political writing. In  2006, she published a book entitled “Londonistan” which became a best seller in the U.S. and Britain. Her current book is entitled “The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth and Power.”

Her lecture will focus on transnational issues like the rise of transnational jurisdiction and the use of human rights law as a weapon of secularization. For more information about the speaker, visit her website,

Her lecture will be Wednesday, October 6 in the Moot Court Room at the Cumberland School of Law at 4:00 PM. It will be challenging and thought provoking.