Transatlantic Law Forum: Constitutionalism in Crisis

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Please note: this event is being held in Hamburg, Germany.


The Transatlantic Law Forum (TLF) will host its fifth annual conference on October 28–29 at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. The topic of the conference is “Constitutionalism in Crisis?”

Both in the United States and in Europe, a rapid succession of economic and political crises has prompted a widespread sense that our political institutions seem ill-equipped to address urgent problems with the requisite effectiveness and resolve. Some of those problems are particular to the European Union and the United States; others, such as the financial crisis and the challenge of sustaining expansive health, welfare, and pension systems under increasingly difficult demographic and economic conditions, have manifested themselves on both sides of the Atlantic. And on both sides, citizens’ apprehensions have a profound constitutional dimension. American voters worry that their constitutional system is being eroded by partisan strife, intransigent interest groups, and irresponsible politics. Europe’s ever-closer union finds itself confronted with an existential crisis.

At the TLF conference, prominent experts from the United States and Europe will discuss a wide range of constitutional and institutional questions that will benefit from a candid, informed transatlantic dialogue and examination. The conference program that follows contains information on the conference schedule, panel topics, and speakers.

The conference, like several earlier TLF events, is co-sponsored by the Federalist Society. The TLF gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Bucerius Law School, American Friends of Bucerius, the Kirkland & Ellis Foundation, and an anonymous sponsor.
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