[PAST EVENT] Constitutions in the Crosshairs: Europe in 2018

January 25, 2018
3:30pm - 6pm
Law School, Room 133
613 S Henry St
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Europe, as a distinct political and economic body as well as a collection of separate states, is facing constitutional challenges from within and without. Brexit, Catalonia, Poland, Hungary and Romania – as well as events within the European Union itself – all present challenges to European principles of constitutionalism.

Please join three notable European scholars as they discuss Europe’s current constitutional crossroads. The panel is co-sponsored by the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and the European University Institute. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Speaker Biographies

Joseph H. H. Weiler       
Joseph Straus Professor of Law and European Union Jean Monnet Chair                                     
Co-Director, Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice                                        
New York University Law School                                                                                                                                     
Former President, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Professor Joseph Weiler, one of the foremost scholars on European Union constitutional issues, served as a member of the Committee of Jurists of the Institutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, co-drafting the European Parliament's Declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms and Parliament's input to the Maastricht Inter-intergovernmental Conference. 

Professor Weiler is a recognized international expert on issues of European integration, globalization and democracy. He is the author of numerous articles and books in the fields of international, comparative, and European law and previously served as the President of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and as an independent member of the Governance Council for FIFA.

José M. de Areilza
Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair, ESADE, Ramón Llull University, Barcelona
Jean Monnet Visiting Professor, William & Mary Law School                                                                               
Secretary General, Aspen Institute España

Professor de Areilza has written extensively about European integration, EU decision making and institutional reform. He is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and a Senior Research Fellow at Elcano Royal Institute. In 2016 he was appointed Academy Adjunct Faculty at the Royal Institute of International Affairs - Chatham House, London. He serves as the Chairman of the British-Spanish Tertulias and formerly served as Advisor to the Spanish Prime Minister on European and North American Affairs.

Elena Brodeala
Elena Brodeala, a Ph.D. candidate at the European University Institute in Florence and LL.M. candidate at Yale Law School, focuses on constitutional developments in the field of gender equality in Romania, Hungary and Poland. She served as Founder of the Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group at the European University Institute and as a researcher at the Central European University in Budapest.


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