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 the latest scholarship on constitution building.
The colloquium will adopt an annual theme, chosen to complement the research and projects undertaken that year by the Constitutional Transitions Clinic. This year the series will focus on “The Middle East Revolutions.” Leading experts from North America, Europe, and the Middle East will address the legal and political landscape of the region, and some of the implications of the region’s recent and ongoing uprisings.
All sessions are free of charge and open to the public. Presentations will be of particular interest to the academy, diplomatic community, think tanks and NGOs working in connected fields. For those who are unable to attend, video recordings of each event will be broadcast online via YouTube.
Our first session will feature NYU’s own Intisar Rabb, Associate Professor of Law and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Her presentation is entitled, “The Least Religious Branch? Judicial Review after the Arab Spring.” Please join us from 2:00 to 3:50pm on September 12th, in Room 208 of Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South. [map]
The full colloquium schedule is available here.