Prof. Mattias Kumm and Prof. Joseph Weiler, Co-Conveners
Wednesday Evenings 6:40 PM - 8:30 PM
Class will be held remotely
This colloquium explores conceptual, institutional and normative issues raised by the globalization of public law as well as the more recent backlash against it. After liberal constitutional democracy spread across the globe in the past fifty years, more recently we see a pattern of democratic backsliding. After the increasing transnational integration of states associated with 'globalization', challenging the sharp traditional distinction between national law and international law and giving rise to such fields as Global Constitutional Law and Global Administrative Law, the order that has evolved after the end of the Cold War has more recently been subjected to fundamental challenges. The invited paper givers for this colloquium address a wide range of central issues from different methodological perspectives relating to the globalization of public law and its discontents.
Fall 2020 Schedule of Presenters:
*The Colloquium will meet weekly. There will be external paper presentations on the following dates:
Sept. 16: Kai Moller (LSE, London)
Beyond Reasonableness: The Dignitarian Structure of Human and Constitutional Rights
Sept. 23: Liora Lazarus (Oxford) Constitutional Scholars as Constitutional Actors
Sept. 30: Sujit Choudhry (WZB) Opposition Rights in Parliamentary Democracies
Oct. 7: Goncalo Almeida Ribeiro (Portuguese Constitutional Court & Católica, Lisbon) What is Constitutional Interpretation?
Oct. 14: Sarah Trotter (LSE, London) Hope's relations: A theory of the 'right to hope' in European human rights law
Oct. 21: Evan Fox Decent (Mc Gill, Montreal) The Authority of International Refugee Law
Oct. 28: Paul Kahn (Yale) Law and Representation: Observations from an American Constitutionalist
Nov. 4: Aileen Kavanagh (Oxford) Underuse of the Override
Nov. 11: Conrado Hübner Mendes (USP, Sao Paulo) A Deliberative Style is a Moral Style
Nov. 18: Francesca Bignami (George Washington) Material Liberty and the Administrative State
Dec. 2: Madhav Khosla (Columbia) Is a Science of Comparative Constitutionalism Possible?
*Papers will be made available one week prior to the presentation date. Please note that the schedule may change.