Presenters

Spring Schedule | 4 – 6 pm | 375 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 | Rubloff Building Rm 339

January 13, 2014
Pakistan
“Ethnic Federalism in Pakistan”
Presenter: Maryam Shahid Khan, Lahore University of Management Sciences
Discussant: Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School
Khan Working Paper / Watch Video

February 24, 2014
India
“‘Pious Wishes?’: Observations on the Directive Principles in the Indian Constitution and the Uniform Civil Code”
Presenter: Ronojoy Sen, National University of Singapore
Discussant: Gordon Silverstein, Yale Law School
Sen Working Paper / Watch Video

March 10, 2014
Egypt
Presenter: Zaid Al-Ali, International IDEA
Discussant: Sujit Choudhry, New York University School of Law
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April 7, 2014
Turkey
“Constitutional Design in Islamic Countries: Comparative Notes on Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia”
Ergun Özbudun, Istanbul Sehir University
Asli Bâli, University of California Los Angeles Law School
Co-sponsored by The Buffett Center at Northwestern University.
Özbudun Working Paper / Watch Video

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Fall Events Archive

September 30, 2013
Iran
“No Facade Constitution: Constitutional Law and Political Change in post-1979 Iran”
Presented by Mirjam Künkler, Princeton University
Discussant: Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia School of Law
Künkler Working Paper / Watch Video

October 14. 2013
Sri Lanka
“Constitutionalizing Religion: The Pyrrhic Success of Religious Rights in Post-Colonial Sri Lanka”
Presented by Ben Schonthal, University of Otago, NZ
Discussant: David Fontana, George Washington University Law School
Schonthal Working Paper / Download Podcast
Co-sponsored by Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) at Northwestern University

November 11, 2013
Tunisia
“Islam, Law, and Governance in the 1861 Tunisian Constitution”
Presented by Malika Zeghal, Harvard University
Discussant: Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Law School
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December 2, 2013
Indonesia
“Islam and the Constitutional Court in Indonesia”
Presented by Melissa Crouch, National University of Singapore
Discussant: Scott Hibbard, Depaul University
Watch Video