Talk: In the Ruins of Constitutional Goverment

Event Details

March 7, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Old Chapel

Room: Great Hall

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available

Please join us to celebrate the launch of the Law & Society Association's tenure at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology & International Affairs at Princeton University, will deliver a keynote address, entitled "In the Ruins of Constitutional Government. Her work focuses on the intersection of constitutional and international law, particularly in constitutional systems under stress. After 9/11, she researched the effects of the international “war on terror” on constitutional protections around the world. Since 2010, she has been documenting the rise of authoritarian-leaning leaders in democracies; first in Hungary and then in Poland within the European Union, as well as its spread around the world. 

Sponsored by the: UMass Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UMass Amherst Institute for Social Science Research, UMass Amherst Legal Studies Program, and the UMass Amherst Sociology Department