Session 5 : Constitutions Under Stress

7.30pm – 8.30pm

A panel of academic researchers working in the areas of law, constitutional history and reforms, and democratic communication will discuss current constitutional challenges faced by Europe and United States. What are the constitutional implications of the Brexit vote? How can democracies react to the rise of populist, anti-systems parties, or pro-independence movements? To what extent do new technologies open up new constitutional perspectives?

Speakers include Julie Smith, Baroness of Newnham (Cambridge, Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords), Jo Murkens (LSE), Scot Peterson (Oxford), Nicolas Roussellier (Sciences Po) and Richard Toye (Exeter). Chaired by Julie Smith, Baroness of Newnham (Cambridge, Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords).

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