2013 Carol Hoffmann Collins Global Scholar-in-Residence
October 6 – 11, 2013
Public Lecture: Toxic-Free Future: Health and Environmental Justice for Chemical Safety watch the video
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013, 7 pm, Gamble Auditorium
- CoChair of IPEN, the International POP Elimination Network, an international network of more than 700 civil society organizations working to eliminate organic pollutants (POPs) and other toxic chemicals of global concern
- Since 2004 IPEN implemented more than 300 projects globally. As co-chair, Dr. Speranskaya has participated in international organizations on key major chemical agreements, develops draft IPEN position papers, and provides policy direction and leadership to the network
- 15 years experience in community engagement, team management, and consulting on environmental issues related to international chemical conventions and Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).
- Ph.D. in Environmental Physics, Russian Academy of Science; B.Sc., M.Sc. in Geophysics, Moscow State University
Selected Recent Projects:
- 2011-present: Developing an integrated National Program for the Sound Management of Chemicals and SAICM implementation in developing countries
- 2010-2011: Civil Society engagement into SAICM implementation in transition economies
- 2008-present: Toxic chemicals in food and consumer products (eggs, fish, toys, cosmetics, etc)
- 2004-2007: The International POPs Elimination Program in developing and transition economies.
- UNEP Champion of the Earth Award 2011
- The Goldman Environmental Prize recipient 2009
- Selected suggested readings on environmental toxins and safety
- Olga Speranskaya on Twitter
If you plan to attend the event on October 8th and would like to request disability accommodations, please contact Jenny Medina at 413-538-2072 by September 24th.