Event: SOAS Symposium: Law, Politics and Constitution-Making in the Arab Spring

SOAS logo20 March 2015, 15:25-19:00

Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London, UK


Welcome Notes:

Dr. Nimer Sultany, Law Department, SOAS

Professor Matthew Craven, Dean, Faculty of Law & Social Sciences, SOAS

15:30 – 17:00

Panel I: Whose Constitution?

Professor Mohamed Fadel, Toronto Law School, Constitutionalism, Democracy and Political Division: the Virtues of a Modus Vivendi

Dr. Nadia Marzouki, European University Institute, The Politics of Compromise from the Constitutional Debate to Elections

Hedayat Heikal, Harvard Law School, The Puzzle of the Persisting Faith in Constitutionalism

Discussant: Dr. Scott Newton, Law Department, SOAS

Moderator: Professor Mashood Baderin, UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan; Law Department, SOAS

17:30 – 19:00

Panel II: The Politics of Rule of Law

Hossam Bahgat, Journalism School, Columbia University, The State of Human Rights in Post-Revolutionary Egypt

Dr. Adam Hanieh, Development Studies, SOAS, ‘State-Building’, Economy and the Rule of Law

Dr. Afaf Jabiri, SOAS, Gendering the Arab Revolutions: Women’s Rights and the Challenge of Insecurity

Discussant: Professor Nadje Al-Ali, Center for Gender Studies, SOAS

Moderator: Professor Lynn Welchman, Law Department, SOAS



Registration: http://store.soas.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=19&catid=80&prodvarid=310

Ticket prices:

£10 standard ticket

£5 student ticket

Free ticket for SOAS students and staff


For more information, contact: Nimer Sultany, ns30@soas.ac.uk

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