Past Event

Can (and should) constitutional scholars save liberal democracy?

October 16, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Lindsay Rogers Room, 7th Floor

Can (and should) constitutional scholars save liberal democracy? Lessons from Europe and the US

Jan Komárek (University of Copenhagen) and Bernard Harcourt (Columbia University) in conversation

Moderated by Turkuler Isiksel (Columbia University)

Scholars of law and social science face ever-increasing pressure to be useful to society “outside the ivory tower”. In this wide-ranging conversation, Jan Komárek and Bernard Harcourt will reflect on the conditions of “scholarly authority” and the responsibilities that flow from it. This conversation will consider what constitutional scholars in particular can and should do in the face of contemporary crises like democratic backsliding, the rise of authoritarian populism, challenges to the rule of law, and racial injustice in the US and Europe.

Event sponsored by the European Institute and the European Legal Studies Center.


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