Ran Hirschl, Constitutionalism and the megacity

Event on constitutionalism and megacities, promoted by the Brazilian chapter of the ICON-S. Ran Hirschl (University of Toronto), will present his new book, published by the Oxford University Press. Estefânia Barboza and Virgílio Afonso da Silva will be the discussants. Friday, Oct 30th, 10:30 (GMT -3).

Mart Susi: e-democracy and fundamental rights — the example of Estonia

The exercise of political rights by digital means looks inevitable in the near future. Currently, Estonia is arguably the nation with the most experience in this topic. We are as such delighted to host Prof. Dr. Mart Susi in our International Dialogues in Constitutional Law, for a lecture, followed by Q&A, titled E-democracy and fundamental rights: the example of Estonia. Mart Susi, Professor of Human Rights Law at Tallinn University, is the editor of the recently-published volume Digital Society, Human Rights and the Law (Routledge, 2019).

E-democracy and fundamental rights: the example of Estonia
MART SUSI
Tallinn University, Estonia
November 14, 10 am
Largo de São Francisco, 95. Main building, 1st-floor hall
Lecture, followed by Q&A

Alexander C. Fischer: Constitutional change in India – weak legislatures, strong courts

A central issue in contemporary constitutionalism is the relation between the judiciary and the legislature, and the notion of judicial activism is often front and foremost in this discussion. On October 8, our International Dialogues on Constitutional Law will host Prof. Dr. Alexander C. Fischer (Jindia Global Law School, India), who will give a lecture on this topic.

Constitutional change in India: weak legislatures, strong courts
ALEXANDER C. FISCHER
Jindal Global Law School, India
October 8, 10 am
Largo de São Francisco, 95. Main building, 1st-floor hall
Lecture, followed by Q&A

Photo of the Supreme Court of India: Pinakpani/Wikicommons.

Andrea Pozas: The case of Mexico’s constitutional hyper-reformism

Our International Dialogues on Constitutional Law is hosting Professor Andrea Pozas (UNAM). She is a leading scholar on comparative constitutional law in Latin America. Her lecture is titled “Understanding constitutional patterns: the case of Mexico’s hyper-reformism”.

Understanding constitutional patterns: the case of Mexico’s hyper-reformism
ANDREA POZAS LOYO
National Autonomous University of Mexico
May 29, 10 am
Largo de São Francisco, 95. Main building, auditório Ruy Barbosa Nogueira.
Lecture, followed by Q&A

Mattias Kumm: Rights adjudication under unfavorable political circumstances

Professor Mattias Kumm (NYU & Humboldt University of Berlin), one of the most influential voices on global constitutionalism and constitutional rights adjudication, will be our guest at the International Dialogues on Constitutional Law. His lecture is titled “Rights adjudication under unfavorable political circumstances: Dilemmas and coping doctrines”.

Rights adjudication under unfavorable political circumstances: Dilemmas and coping doctrines
MATTIAS KUMM
New York University, US & Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
May 31, 10 am
Largo de São Francisco, 95. Main building, auditório Ruy Barbosa Nogueira.
Lecture, followed by Q&A