Michel Rosenfeld – Constitutionalism, Globalisation and Ethno-religious Conflict – V2

Event Date: 31 October 2014
Room B35
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Birkbeck School of Law presents:

Leverhulme Lecture I

Professor Michel Rosenfeld (Cardozo School of Law, New York)
Constitutionalism, Globalisation and Ethno-religious Conflict

Enlightenment-based constitutions, such as the American and the French, tend to downplay ethno-cultural and religious differences by stressing individualism over group affiliation and by relegating religion to the private sphere. Today, mass migration, religious revival, globalization and supra-national governance exacerbate tensions and pose major challenges that call for inquiry regarding the continuing viability of a coherent constitutional order within and beyond the nation-state.   Discussants will be Drs. Stewart Motha and Marinos Diamantides from the Law School.

speaker_MichelRosenfeldMichel Rosenfeld is Professor of Human Rights and director of the Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York; and the co-editor (with Susanna Mancini) of Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival, OUP (2014).

His visit to Birkbeck School of Law is courtesy of a grant from the Leverhulme Trust, whose support is gratefully acknowledged.

Introduction by Dr Marinos Diamantides (Birkbeck):




Responses by Dr.Marinos Diamantides and Dr Stewart Motha  and audience questions:



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