September 14, 2020


The Leaflet

a biweekly spotlight on the ideas

that will shape the future of constitutionalism.


In this edition,  

1 new book, 1 poll, and the winner of our trivia challenge.





From the Director's Desk


What is the most important book in modern constitutionalism? We may soon know the answer. I am running a multi-week poll to find the answer. More details below. Please vote! 


This week, I will give the Constitutional Day Lecture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I will also speak to the AJUFE, the Association of Federal Judges of Brazil. More details below. 



Two weeks to go until the deadline to register for The Global Summit in Constitutionalism, a first-of-its-kind multilingual event for students and professors of all levels of seniority.  Please join us!




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


Richard Albert




Voting Begins Today! 


Today marks the start of voting in the qualifying round to identify the most important book in modern constitutionalism. I received over 200 nominations from all around the world. Here, below, is the voting schedule from now to the announcement of the winner on November 24. Click below to join this crowdsourcing exercise! 




The winner of the 1st edition of the Constitutions Trivia Challenge is Jonathan Maryniuk (@maryniuk). He was the only person to answer all questions below correctly. How many would you have answered correctly? Stay tuned for the 2nd edition!








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 languages.


How to Submit a Paper or Panel

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.