August 17, 2020


The Leaflet

a biweekly spotlight on the ideas

that will shape the future of constitutionalism


In this edition,  

1 new book, 1 new paper, and 1 major announcement.






From the Director's Desk


In this edition of The Leaflet, you will learn about The Global Summit, a first-of-its-kind event for all students and scholars of constitutionalism. You will also discover one new book and one new paper.




This week, the IFFC hosts Justice Catherine O'Regan (Constitutional Court of South Africa) in our course on Judging in Times of Crisis, Francisca Pou (ITAM) in our course on The Future of Liberal Democracy, and Kate Glover Berger (York University) in our course on The State of Canada's Constitutional Democracy.



As always, I welcome your suggestions for collaborations and new programs.


Richard Albert




The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism welcomes you to The Global Summit, a first-of-its-kind multi-lingual and multi-timezone academic event for scholars of all ranks around the world, from undergraduate students to senior professors. 


The Global Summit offers the opportunity to showcase ideas in all areas of constitutionalism, to highlight publications, to engage in rewarding intellectual exchange, and to enjoy occasions for informal interaction.

The Call for Papers is available in six different languages: Chinese (Simplified) or (Traditional), English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish. Submissions are welcome in any of these six languages.


How to Submit a Paper or Panel

Registrants are invited to propose one fully-formed panel consisting of no more than 6 persons in total, including one chair and one optional discussant. If you would like to identify other scholars in order to build a fully-formed panel on a theme of shared interest, scholars may find each other at this Facebook group

Alternatively, registrants are invited to make one individual submission. The Convening Committee will group individual submissions by theme into panels. 


More details here.

Plenary Speakers

Erin Delaney (USA)
Northwestern University
*Keynote Speaker*

Jack Balkin (USA)
Yale University

Cora Chan (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong University

Rosalind Dixon (Australia)
The University of New South Wales

Berihun Gebeye (Ethiopia)
University of Göttingen

Tom Ginsburg (USA)
University of Chicago

Menaka Guruswamy (India)
Supreme Court of India

Ran Hirschl (Canada)
University of Toronto

David Landau (USA)
Florida State University

Eneida Desiree Salgado (Brazil)
Federal University of Paraná

Stephen Tierney (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh University

Se-shauna Wheatle (Jamaica)
Durham University


Register here.




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Richard Albert

Richard Albert

Founder and Director


The mission of the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism is to marshal knowledge and experience to build a world of opportunity, liberty, and dignity for all.