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NYU Law Symposium: Constitutional Transitions in the Middle East—March 30

March 16, 2012

The Middle East and North Africa region is witnessing the greatest degree of political transformation and regime change in a generation.  Constitutional transitions of various forms are at the center of many these processes, in countries as diverse as Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey.

To mark its official launch, Constitutional Transitions (the Center for Constitutional Transitions at the NYU School of Law) will host an academic symposium on Friday, March 30, 11a.m.–3:30p.m. at Filomen D'Agostino Hall (110 West Third Street), bringing together leading experts on Middle East constitutionalism to offer their reflections on constitutional developments in the region.

Speakers will include:

Asli Bali (UCLA School of Law)
Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto Faculty of Law)
Turku Isiksel (Department of Political Science, Columbia University)
Clark Lombardi (University of Washington School of Law)
Chibli Mallat (S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah and Harvard Law School)
Ozan Varol (Chicago-Kent College of Law)

Concluding remarks will be offered by Justice Tehani El-Gebali, Vice-President of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court and Hauser Distinguished Global Visitor, NYU School of Law.

Location: Lipton Hall, located within Filomen D'Agostino Hall (110 West Third Street)

Date and Time: Friday, March 30, 2012, 11:00a.m.–3:30p.m.

RSVP: The event is free and open to the public, however advance registration by e-mail is required. Please R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to

For further information, please contact: Sujit Choudhry, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, NYU School of Law and Faculty Director, Constitutional Transitions at

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NYU Law Symposium: Constitutional Transitions in the Middle East—March 30

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