Middle East Studies

2nd Annual Brown Legal Studies Conference | Law and Democracy

Saturday, April 22 –
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pembroke 305

Please join us for the 2nd annual Brown Legal Studies conference, exploring the tensions and intersections between law and democracy. The conference will be a truly interdisciplinary event, with graduate student presenters from Philosophy, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, English, African American Studies, and several other disciplines. Speakers will address timely issues like constitutionalism, protest, policing, illegal immigration rhetoric, and civil rights. They will consider legal forms from the twelfth-century to the present, and from the United States, to France, India, and Iran.

Our four panels will address:

"Legitimacy, Conscience, and Morality"

"Narratives of Law and Democracy: Fact and Fiction"

"Legal Movements: From Radicalism to New Conservatism"

"Balance of Powers: Rules and Customs"

Our keynote event, "Democracy through and against the Law," will feature Brown Postdoctoral Fellows Dr. Robyn Schroeder and Dr. M. Ali Kadivar.

All are welcome to attend.

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