The GCG project group congratulates Dr. Jules Lepoutre on his successful thesis defense. His dissertation focuses on the notions of state sovereignty and nationality law, examining to what extent states are still sovereign in defining their nationals.
Peter H. Schuck (Yale Law School) presents the US experience of birthright citizenship for children of undocumented migrants, arguing that it contradicts a constitutional commitment to consent-based membership.
The GCG project group hosts Professor Boaz Ganor, a leading expert on counterterrorism, for a talk on the challenge of terrorism and its connection to border control and citizenship governance at the EUI in Florence.
In this panel discussion at the Goethe University Frankfurt, participants debate to what extent constitutional identity either produces new conflicts or helps ensuring recognition of plural constitutional traditions and concepts in the EU.
In this panel discussion, Alex Aleinikoff (The New School), Jelena Dzankic (EUI), Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA School of Law), Liav Orgad (EUI/WZB/IDC) and Rainer Bauböck (EUI) discuss fundamental dilemmas relating to membership and belonging, genuine ties and instrumental citizenship.
Hiroshi Motomura holds a lecture on the borders of citizenship from an American perspective, discussing why challenges to U.S. migration policies often take national belonging as their foundation, and why this is both essential and limited as a path to ethical borders.
The second meeting of a workshop series is held at Harvard, focusing on 1) Concepts of Mobility and Migration; 2) Citizenship in a Paradigm of Mobility and De-centered States; 3) Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees.
The German Law Journal publishes its Special Issue on Constitutional Identity in the Age of Global Migration. It was developed in two conferences, is edited by Jürgen Bast and Liav Orgad and available here.