Constitutions, Democracy, and the Rule of Law
Program Schedule

Miller Theatre, Morningside Campus
Broadway at 116th Street, Columbia University, New York City

Do Constitutions Constrain?
October 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Welcoming Remarks: President Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University
Introduction: Provost Alan Brinkley, Columbia University
Moderator: Jon Elster, Columbia University
Michel Rocard, France
Antanas Mockus Sivickas, Bogota Colombia
Adam Przeworski, New York University

Panel Response and Discussion: Do Constitutions Constrain?
October 16, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Moderator: Jon Elster, Columbia University
John Ferejohn, Stanford University
Jeremy Waldron, Columbia University
Bernard Manin, New York University

Terror and Civil Liberties
October 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Moderator: Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University
James Fearon, Stanford University
G.A. Cohen, All Souls College, Oxford University
Diego Gambetta, All Souls College, Oxford University
George Fletcher, Columbia University

Moderator: Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University
Stephen Holmes, New York University
Debra M. Satz, Stanford University
Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University
Jon Elster, Columbia University

Concluding Remarks: Jon Elster and Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University
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