Environmental risk specialist Linda S. Spedding will speak at Samford University
Thursday, Aug. 5, as part of a speakers series sponsored by Samford’s
Vulcan Materials Center for Environmental Stewardship and Education.
Dr. Spedding, an international environmental risk attorney, lecturer and
writer from London, England, will speak on the topic “Environment, Risk and
the Corporation: A Transatlantic Dialogue” at 10 a.m. in Samford’s
Her address will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives of
academic, environmental, corporate and manufacturing fields.
Dr. Spedding, who specializes in environmental legal and management issues
in the European Union, India and the U.S., focuses on a proactive and positive
approach to corporate environmental responsibility. She advises businesses
in the private and public sectors, and assists regulators in the implementation
and enforcement of environmental regulations.
She is the author of the books, Transnational Legal
Practice in the EEC and the United States and International
Professional Practice, as well as environmental
law guides. Dr. Spedding is affiliated with the Center for Business Relationships,
Accountability, Sustainability and Society, Cardiff University.
Panelists are Willard Bowers, vice president, environmental affairs, Alabama
Power Company; Pat Byington, commissioner, Alabama Department of Environmental
Management; Michael DeBow, professor, Samford’s Cumberland School of
Law; Dr. Hugh Floyd, chair, Samford sociology department; Joseph Howle, manager,
environmental services, Southern and Gulf Coast Division, Vulcan Materials
Company; and Dr. David Shipley, chair, Samford department of journalism and
Samford professor Dr. Paul Blanchard, co-director of the Vulcan Materials
Center, will moderate the discussion.
For information, call (205) 726-2568.