Were the Framers Right about Constitutional Design?

The US Constitution in Comparative Perspective

Cost: $10/per person; includes light refreshments
Event limited to 55 spaces and tickets are non-refundable

Join Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, and Professor of Political Science, for this stimulating program: The founding fathers were political theorists of the highest order, and launched the modern era of constitutional design. Their project of embodying a set of fundamental principles in a discrete written constitution has been phenomenally successful. But how have their more particular propositions fared over the course of the subsequent two centuries, in which over 900 national constitutions have been written? This lecture summarizes empirical work on constitutions relevant to the founders' conjectures about design.

11:00 am: Refreshments & Registration

11:30 am: Program w/Q&A  

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Lisa Warshauer, EX'88
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Event Information


Saturday, 10/28/17 at 11:00am - 1:00pm | iCal


Saieh Hall
1160 East 58th Street Room 203
Chicago, IL United States

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Look Who's Coming:

Liz Stefanski
Ray Stefanski
Lisa Warshauer
Charmaine Owens
K. Rizwan Kadir, MBA
Faith Dusek
Frank Dusek
Michael Griffin
Samuel Smith
Timothy Lyman
Samuel David
Margot Getman
Judith SooHoo
Galina Ovtcharova
Guy Fricano
sharon Silverman,
Lisa Wiggin
Robert Parsons
Carole Ahlberg
Michael Pfeifer
Guest of Michael Pfeifer
Brian Kennedy
William Andersen
Bill Roule
Howard Bolnick
Claudia Fariello Bolnick
John Richards
Joe Huang
Emil Bojanov
James Christian
Guest of James Christian
James Mahoney
David Hemmings
Janis Tiffin
Paul Haake
Sybil Haake
Samantha Haake
Joshua Cole
Kennedy Green
Morganne Ramsey
Howard Stolar
  HOST Design Group
Guest of Howard Stolar
Joe Campion
Stephen Hauser
Guest of Stephen Hauser
John Henricks
Lois Henricks
Dan Cristman-Crook
Jennifer Henricks
Elizabeth Henricks
Ravi Chandran
... a total of 54 guests.
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