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The Constitution and the World


October 27, 2011 - October 28, 2011

Room 290

    About the Event: The Stanford Constitutional Law Center will host a conference on The Constitution and the World, October 27-28. Scholars, many with experience in the State Department or other government posts, will address the reach of constitutional rights outside U.S. territory, the potential effect of treaties on constitutional structure and rights, and the effect of globalization and international institutions on sovereignty.



    Thursday, October 27th

    2:00 pm  Welcome and Introductory Remarks

    · Michael W. McConnell, Stanford

    2:15 pm  Do Treaties or International Law Trump the Constitution?

    · Hon. John M. Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (moderator)
    · Daniel Hulsebosch, NYU
    · Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown
    · Jack M. Balkin, Yale

    4:30 pm U.S. Legal Imperialism?: The Global Projection of U.S. Legal Norms

    · Allen S. Weiner, Stanford (moderator)
    · Thomas F. Farr, Georgetown
    · Stephen Krasner, Stanford University
    · Donald Earl Childress III, Pepperdine
    · John C. Dehn, U.S. Military Academy

    Friday, October 28

    10:00 am  Do International Bodies Threaten Sovereignty?

    · Jenny S. Martinez, Stanford (moderator)
    · John O. McGinnis, Northwestern
    · Oona A. Hathaway, Yale
    · Eugene Kontorovich, Northwestern

    1:15 pm  Does the Constitution Apply Abroad?

    · Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Stanford (moderator)
    · Allan Erbsen, Minnesota
    · David Golove, NYU
    · Chimène Keitner, Hastings
    · Jonathan Bush, Columbia

    3:30 pm Is Sovereignty Outmoded?

    · Joshua Cohen, Stanford (moderator)
    · John A. Agnew, UCLA
    · Peter Berkowitz, Hoover Institution
    · Kiron K. Skinner, Carnegie Mellon
    · Philip C. Bobbitt, Columbia and University of Texas

    5:15  Concluding Remarks

    · Michael W. McConnell, Stanford

    Registration Information: This event is free and registration is complimentary.  Click here to RSVP

    Questions? Contact or call (650) 723-5905. Or visit the event webpage on the Stanford Law School website.


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