Ran Hirschl Discusses Voluntary Judicial Reference to Foreign Sources at Final Session of 2013 Colloquium

On 4 December 2013, the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium featured Ran Hirschl, Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of Toronto, where he also holds a Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism, Democracy and Development. The piece Hirschl presented for the Colloquium is a chapter of his new book, Comparative […]

Tom Ginsburg Discusses Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes at Colloquium

On 20 November 2013, Professor Tom Ginsburg presented several chapters from his forthcoming edited volume (co-edited with Alberto Simpser of the University of Chicago), Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes, at the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium. Ginsburg is Leo Spitz Professor of International Law at the University of Chicago Law School. The chapters […]

Distinguished Panel Discusses Backsliding into Authoritarianism in Hungary and Romania

On 6 November 2013, the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law colloquium series hosted a special panel event, featuring four prominent scholars and jurists whose work focuses on Central and Eastern Europe. The event featured Jan-Werner Müller and Kim Lane Scheppele, both of Princeton University, as well as Lech Garlicki and Wojciech Sadurski, both […]

23 October 2013: Nathan Brown Discusses the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt

On 23 October 2013, Professor Nathan Brown presented his upcoming article, Egypt: A Constitutional Court in an Unconstitutional Setting at the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium. Brown is a Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a leading scholar on Egypt’s Supreme […]

9 October 2013: Samuel Issacharoff Discusses South African Constitutional Court

On 9 October 2013, Professor Samuel Issacharoff discussed his upcoming article, The Democratic Risk to Democratic Transitions, at the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium. Issacharoff is the Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law. Issacharoff had presented the paper earlier this year as the lead paper on […]

18 September 2013: Lucan Way Discusses Political Pluralism at Colloquium Session

On 18 September 2013, Professor Lucan Way discussed his upcoming book, Pluralism by Default and the Sources of Political Competition after the Cold War, at the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium. Professor Way is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. The book explores factors that explain the […]

Mark Tushnet Discusses Authoritarian Constitutionalism at Opening Session of Fall 2013 Colloquium

On 4 September 2013, Professor Mark Tushnet presented his draft paper, Authoritarian Constitutionalism, at the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium. Tushnet is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Tushnet’s paper draws on and generalizes from Singapore’s constitutional experience to suggest that a plural understanding of constitutionalism is […]

Fall 2013 Colloquium Series Launches: Emerging From / Sliding Back into Authoritarianism

Constitutional Transitions is proud to announce the launch of the Fall 2013 Colloquium series. The Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium: Emerging From / Sliding Back into Authoritarianism will feature ten leading international experts at events throughout the semester. The series will be co-convened by Professors Sujit Choudhry and Mattias Kumm. A full schedule of speakers and […]

1 May 2013: Andrew March Explores Divine and Popular Sovereignty in the Arab Spring

On 1 May 2013, Professor Andrew March presented his draft article, A Caliphate of Man? Divine and Popular Sovereignty in Islamist Political Theology, at the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium. March is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University. March’s article, part of a larger book project, provides a historical and conceptual background to certain contemporary […]

3 April 2013: Asli Bâli Discusses Secularity and the State in Turkey at Colloquium Talk

On 3 April 2013, Professor Asli Bâli presented her draft paper, A Kemalist Secular Age? Negotiating the Islam-Modernity Binary in Turkey, at the Constitutional Transitions Collo­quium. Bâli is Assistant Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law. A video recording of her presentation is available here. Bâli’s article engages with the concept of secularity […]

Kristen Stilt Discusses the Migration of Constitutional Islam at CT Colloquium

On 27 February 2013, Professor Kristen Stilt presented her book project, Constitutional Islam: Genealogies, Transmissions, and Meanings at the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium.  Stilt is a Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law, and is an affiliated faculty member in the History Department.  A video-recording of her presentation is available here. Stilt’s book project […]

13 February 2013: Mohammad Fadel Explores the Idea of Islamic Public Law at CT Colloquium

On 13 February 2013, Professor Mohammad Fadel presented his research on Islamic public law at the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium. Fadel is Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, and Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law. A video recording of his presentation is available here. Fadel’s article challenges scholars who […]

30 January 2013: Gianluca Parolin Discusses Constitutionalism in the Gulf at CT Colloquium

On 30 January 2013, Gianluca Parolin presented his research on authoritarian constitutionalism in the Persian Gulf states at the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium. Parolin is Assistant Professor of Law at the American University in Cairo, a Global Research Fellow at NYU School of Law, and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Transitions for 2012-13. […]

28 November 2012: Ellen Lust Discusses Social Ties and Representation at Colloquium Event

On 28 November 2012, the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) welcomed Professor Ellen Lust to present her ongoing research on the interactions between social ties and political representation in the Arab world. The event was the fifth session of the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium. A video recording of the event is available here. Lust, […]

14 November 2012: Mona El-Ghobashy Discusses Egypt’s New Constitution at CT Colloquium

On 14 November 2012, Mona El-Ghobashy led a discussion at the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium on the latest dynamics emerging in Egypt’s constitutional process. El-Ghobashy, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, has closely monitored the evolution of the draft Egyptian constitution. Her presentation synthesized these real-time developments into an analysis of how executive power […]

24 October 2012: Nathan Brown Presents Paper at Colloquium

On 24 October 2012, the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) welcomed Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, to present his latest research on the constitutional politics of the Arab region. Brown’s presentation, entitled “Post-Tahrir Politics and the […]

10 October 2012: Saïd Arjomand Speaks at Colloquium

On 10 October 2012, the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) welcomed Saïd Arjomand to give the second presentation of the twelve-part Constitutional Transitions Colloquium. Arjomand is Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Global Studies at Stony Brook University (SUNY). Video of the event is available here. […]

Constitutional Transitions Colloquium to Begin September 12

Constitutional Transitions is pleased to announce the launch of the Constitutional Transitions Collo­quium series. The series will feature monthly presentations from scholars and experts in constitutional design and constitutional transitions (totaling twelve each year). The colloquium’s objective is to function as both a publicly accessible educational event and as a leading forum for discussing and advancing […]