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

January 13, 2014
“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
“‘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
Presenter: Zaid Al-Ali, International IDEA
Discussant: Sujit Choudhry, New York University School of Law
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April 7, 2014
“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


Fall Events Archive

September 30, 2013
“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
“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
“Islam and the Constitutional Court in Indonesia”
Presented by Melissa Crouch, National University of Singapore
Discussant: Scott Hibbard, Depaul University
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