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Political Transitions in Today’s Troubled Countries: Is the Rule of Law a Solution? (iPLatform for Global Change Launch)

Publication date: Sep 30, 2013 11:57 AM

Start: Nov 04, 2013 05:00 PM
End: Nov 04, 2013 06:30 PM

Location: Wilkins Building (Main building), Gower Street, Gustave Tack LT, WC1E 6BT

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UCL School of Public Policy & Faculty of Laws

Key Speaker: The Rt. Hon. The Lord Woolf of Barnes

Panelists include:

  • Professor Sir Jeffrey Jowell KCMG QC (Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law)
  • Professor David Mednicoff (UMASS-Amherst)
  • Professor Colleen Graffy (Pepperdine, Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State)

When millions of diverse citizens in the Arab world mobilized successfully in 2011 against decades of authoritarian rule in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria, one of the major hopes for stable, more democratic political orders lay in the reform of legal ideals and institutions. Two years later, the record of political transitions is decidedly mixed in these countries, and other parts of the Middle East and world more generally. With renewed military rule in Egypt, civil war in Syria and political strife elsewhere, what, if anything, does the rule of law offer to improve politics and society?

iPlatform is a global forum through which specific real-world rule of law and global governance challenges will be addressed using a transnational and collaborative model of research.  Building on an existing network of reformers and scholars around the world with particular connections to leading global universities, think-tanks and international institutions, iPlatform will allow these stakeholders to engage their most promising and ambitious students in addressing central problems related to fairness and justice in Middle East, the West, the BRICs and the broader world.

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