Law, Politics and Constitution-Making in the Arab Spring, Symposium SOAS, 20 March 2015

by | 7 Feb 2015

Arab Spring

The School of Law, SOAS, cordially invites you to the symposium on Law, Politics and Constitution-Making in the Arab Spring.

When: 20 March 2015, 15:25–19:00
Where: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London, UK


Welcome Notes

  • Dr. Nimer Sultany, Law Department, SOAS
  • Professor Matthew Craven, Dean, Faculty of Law & Social Sciences, SOAS
15:30 – 17:00
Panel I: Whose Constitution?

  • Professor Mohamed Fadel, Toronto Law School, Constitutionalism, Democracy and Political Division: the Virtues of a Modus Vivendi
  • Dr. Nadia Marzouki, European University Institute, The Politics of Compromise from the Constitutional Debate to Elections
  • Hedayat Heikal, Harvard Law School, The Puzzle of the Persisting Faith in Constitutionalism

Discussant: Dr. Scott Newton, Law Department, SOAS
Moderator: Professor Mashood Baderin, UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan;Law Department, SOAS

17:30 – 19:00
Panel II: The Politics of Rule of Law

  • Hossam Bahgat, Journalism School, Columbia University, The State of Human Rights in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
  • Dr. Adam Hanieh, Development Studies, SOAS, ‘State-Building’, Economy and the Rule of Law
  • Dr. Afaf Jabiri, SOAS, Gendering the Arab Revolutions: Women’s Rights and the Challenge of Insecurity

Discussant: Professor Nadje Al-Ali, Center for Gender Studies, SOAS
Moderator: Professor Lynn Welchman, Law Department, SOAS

Ticket prices:

£10 standard ticket
£5 student ticket
Free for SOAS students and staff

** Register Here **

For more information, contact: Nimer Sultany (
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