The international debate on constitutionalism has historically obeyed a certain hierarchy. The degree of influence of ideas and institutional inventions tends to be better explained by geopolitical factors rather than by their consistency, originality or adaptability to each context. The interaction between scholars from North America and Western Europe, on one side, and basically the rest of the world, on the other, has usually followed that order. Constitutional solutions and thoughts have flown unidirectionally from centers of production towards centers of reception. In contemporary scholarship, and in some circles of comparative constitutional law, this logic starts to be challenged. The International Dialogues in Constitutional Law series partakes in this reaction and privileges regional diversity.
In the last years, this series has become one of the most prestigious events in constitutional law and theory in Brazil and Latin America, and surely one of the most plural in the world. Scholars from different parts of the world (Latin America, Africa, Europe, North America and Asia) have engaged their ideas at the University of São Paulo, engendering a unique plural environment. In this website, you will find information about the meetings that have already taken place and the program of the next events. Welcome!
After two and a half years break due to the covid-19 pandemics, we relaunched our series in September 2022. Until now, we have had events with Martin Borowski, Matthias Klatt, and Niels Petersen.
Due to the covid-19 pandemics, we did not have events in 2020 and 2021.
In 2019, we had events with Daniel Bonilla, Alexander Fischer, Linda Greenhouse, Jeanette Hofmann, Samuel Issacharoff, Matthias Klatt, Mattias Kumm, Andrea Pozas, and Mart Susi. For more details click here.
In 2018, we had events with Susanne Baer, Carlos Bernal, David Dyzenhaus, Udo Di Fabio, Dieter Grimm, Lisa Hilbink, Christopher Mbazira, Francisco J. Urbina. For more details click here.
In 2017, we had events with Lee Epstein, Roberto Gargarella, Siri Gloppen, Samuel Issacharoff, Anthony Pereira, Gerald Rosemberg, and Leif Wenar. For more details click here.
In 2016, we had events with Amy Allen, Daniel Bonilla, Alejandro Chehtman, Jackie Dugard, Marco Goldoni, Iddo Porat, Ralf Poscher, Julio Rios-Figueroa, and Albie Sachs. For more details click here.
In 2015, we had the pleasure of debating with Fernando Atria, Kimberley Brownlee, Uwe Kischel, Matthias Klatt, Mona Krook, Kai Möller, Gabriel Negretto and Shylashri Shankar. For the complete 2015 program click here.