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Baylor: American Constitutional Principles and Original Sin – A Comparative Perspective
April 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
On April 8, 2022, the Zavala Program for Constitutional Studies at Baylor University will be hosting Gary Jacobsohn for a discussion of American constitutionalism.
Friday, April 8, 2022 • 2:30 PM CDT
Bennett Auditorium • Baylor University
Free and open to the public
Gary Jacobsohn is the H. Malcolm Macdonald Professor of Constitutional and Comparative Law in the Department of Government and Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. Jacobsohn’s interests and work lie at the intersection of constitutional theory and comparative constitutionalism. He has held fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Fulbright Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a past President of the New England Political Science Association, and has served as co-editor of the Rowman and Littlefield series on Studies in American Constitutionalism. Among his books are: Constitutional Identity (Harvard University Press, 2010); The Wheel of Law: India’s Secularism in Comparative Constitutional Context (Princeton University Press, 2003, Oxford University Press – India, 2003); Apple of Gold: Constitutionalism in Israel and the United States (Princeton University Press, 1993).
The Zavala Program for Constitutional Studies was created in Fall 2021 to promote a greater understanding of constitutional theory and practice in both American and comparative politics. Housed within the Baylor Political Science Department, the Zavala Program is dedicated to augmenting the civic education of Baylor students and the general public by sponsoring lectures, colloquia, and readings groups to discuss the major issues and ideas affecting modern constitutional systems.
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