Programme

KNOWLEDGE & ACTION

08.30 – 09.00

REGISTRATION

09.00 – 09.05

WELCOME

09.05 – 10.15

OPENING KEYNOTE

Democracy in Peril?

Moderated by Peer Zumbansen, King’s College London

Speakers

  • Susanne Baer, Federal Constitutional Court, Germany
  • Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago

10.15 – 10.35

COFFEE BREAK

10.35 – 11.50

PLENARY ROUNDTABLE

Transnational Constitutional Transformations: Courts as Political Agents

Moderated by Heinz Klug, University of Wisconsin

Speakers

  • Carlos Bernal-Pulido, Constitutional Court of Colombia
  • Penelope Andrews, University of Cape Town
  • András Sajó, Central European University
  • Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes, Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society

11.50 – 13.30

LUNCH & NETWORKING

13.30 – 14.45

PLENARY ROUNDTABLE

Agents for Democracy: Journalists as Activists / Activists as Journalists

Moderated by Omar Al-Ghazzi, London School of Economics

Speakers

  • Burcu Karakaş, Independent Journalist
  • Shepherd Mpofu, University of Limpopo
  • Anjan Sundaram, Independent Journalist
  • Basharat Peer, The New York Times
  • Francis L.F. Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong

14.45 – 15.00

COFFEE BREAK

15.00 – 16.15

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

16.30 – 17.30

CLOSING KEYNOTE

‘Justice is not Just Another Word’. London Declaration of Transnational Justice

17.30 – 20.00

CELEBRATORY DRINKS RECEPTION

Amadou Diagne & Cory Seznec

*Please note, all sessions and times are subject to change

Type of session:
  • Keynotes will set the underlying tone and core messages for each day.
  • Plenary roundtables will encourage open debate by sharing different perspectives.
  • Parallel workshops will connect representatives from the Sites of Engagement & Agency – NGOs, Courts, International organisations, Academic institutions – to engage with sector specific issues.