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Session I: October 16
Do Constitutions Constrain?


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Welcome and Introduction
Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University
Alan Brinkley, Provost, Columbia University
Jon Elster, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
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Do Constitutions Constrain?
Michel Rocard, Member of European Parliament; Prime Minister of France, 1988–91
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Do Constitutions Constrain?
Legal, Moral, and Cultural Self-Bindings to Prevent Shortcuts

Antanas Mockus Sivickas, Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia
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Do Constitutions Constrain?
Adam Przeworski, Department of Politics, New York University
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Panel Response and Discussion
Do Constitutions Constrain?

Jon Elster, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
John Ferejohn, Department of Political Science, Stanford University
Bernard Manin, Department of Politics, New York University
Jeremy Waldron, School of Law, Columbia University
Adam Przeworski, Department of Politics, New York University
Antanas Mockus Sivickas, Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia
Michel Rocard, Member of European Parliament; Prime Minister of France, 1988–91

Session II: October 17
Terror and Civil Liberties


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Introduction
Akeel Bilgrami, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University
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Liberty and Security Under Stress
George Fletcher, School of Law, Columbia University
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Catastrophic Terrorism and Civil Liberties in the Short and Long Run
James Fearon, Department of Political Science, Stanford University
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Of Truth and Terror: Through the Prism of 9/11
Diego Gambetta, All Souls College, Oxford University
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Casting the First Stone: Who Can, and Who Can't, Blame the Terrorists?
G. A. Cohen, All Souls College, Oxford University
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Panel Response and Discussion
Terror and Civil Liberties

Akeel Bilgrami, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University
Debra Satz, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University
Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University
Stephen Holmes, New York University School of Law
Jon Elster, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
George Fletcher, School of Law, Columbia University
James Fearon, Department of Political Science, Stanford University
Diego Gambetta, All Souls College, Oxford University
G. A. Cohen, All Souls College, Oxford University
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