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Lecture

Tim Koopmans Lecture

  • Professor Richard Albert
Date
Wednesday 7 December 2016
Time
Explanation
Followed by drinks
Location
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room
Lorentzzaal (A144)

On Wednesday 7 December American professor Richard Albert (Boston College) will give a lecture. Professor Albert is an internationally renowned expert in the field of constitutional change.

His lecture will look at constitutional change in Europe,  a region on the verge of great constitutional change. For example, what will happen to the European Union after Brexit? The European states themselves are in the midst of a period of change: the constitutions of Hungary, Poland and Turkey are all under pressure. And perhaps the same is true for countries like France and the Netherlands, where upcoming elections could have far-reaching consequences for the political and legal order.  How should we view constitutional change? Is change always a bad thing? Should constitutions be set in stone? Or is a dynamic constitution better? Professor Albert will address such questions during his lecture.

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