Friday, 3 November 2023
Subtitle
Part 8 of the Online Event Series "(Un)Solvable Problems?"

Talk by Mattias Kumm
Description


The threat of nuclear war between the United States, Russia or China is greater today than at any time in the past 60 years. The talk will analyze the nature of the threat and argue that the deterrent of mutually assured destruction (MAD), though continuing to impose a disciplining  effect, is an unreliable safeguard against nuclear escalation, generally and particularly in today's strategic landscape. A radical focus on strengthening and building a legal and political infrastructure aimed at avoiding and ultimately, precluding, great power conflict is necessary.

Friday, 3 November 2023
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

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Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 23 June 2023
Subtitle
Workshop on liberal constitutionalism and its protection
Short description
WZB Global Constitutionalism is partnering with Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Princeton University to host the workshop “The Rule of Law Under Threat.” The workshop is part of the research project called “Constitutions Under Stress” led by Anna-Bettina Kaiser, Jan-Werner Müller, and Silvia von Steinsdorff.
The workshop aims to explore how liberal constitutionalism can be protected and what is the role of the European Union in ensuring its protection. Furthermore, the workshop participants discuss the various forms of the rule of law crises and the possible ways out.
Friday, 23 June 2023
Start: 9:00 am

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Hilde Ottschofski
hilde.ottschofski [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 15 February 2023
Subtitle
Konflikt, Transformation und Strukturwandel des öffentlichen Rechts
Buchvorstellung - Präsenzveranstaltung
Short description
Buchpräsentation in Anwesenheit der Autoren. Armin von Bogdandy, "Strukturwandel des Öffentlichen Rechts", und Christian Joerges, "Konflikt und Transformation: Essays zur Europäischen Rechtspolitik"
Wednesday, 15 February 2023
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

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Hilde Ottschofski
hilde.ottschofski [at] wzb.eu
12 - 13 January 2023
Subtitle
Online Workshop January 12th/13th
Short description
The Solange Conference focuses on the "Solange" case, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The event delves into the concept of constitutionalism extending beyond national borders and explores the role of domestic constitutional courts in this context.
The event aims to foster meaningful discussions, share insights, and deepen the understanding of the complex interplay between domestic and supranational legal frameworks, particularly in the context of EU law. By commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Solange case, participants seek to reflect on its enduring significance and contribute to the ongoing discourse surrounding constitutionalism, legal pluralism, and the role of constitutional courts in a globalized world.
12 - 13 January 2023
Start: 9:30 am

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Fabian Bunschuh
fabian.bunschuh [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 16 March 2020
Description

11 March 2020 - Coronavirus: update
All public events at the WZB have to be cancelled with immediate effect. This measure will be effective until 20 July 2020. It is based on today's decision by the Governing Mayor of Berlin to introduce a range of urgent measures for Berlin's research institutions to counter the further spread of the Corona-virus.

 

Workshop and Discussion of the book by Alec D. Walen in the presence of the author

Monday, 16 March 2020
Start: 10:00 am

Contact

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Hilde Ottschofski
hilde.ottschofski [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Short description
In 1989, roundtable negotiations between undemocratic power holders and the democratic opposition led to a transition from autocratic regimes to liberal democracies in the Visegrád countries: Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland. Although the Soviet-type regimes collapsed not because of classical revolutions, the political transitions resulted in revolutionary changes in the constitutional systems.
On the thirtieth anniversary, the questions we are trying to answer at this workshop are the following: To what extent did the coordinated transformation in the region succeed or fail? Could a round table negotiation serve as a strategical device for restoring democracy and constitutionalism again?
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Start: 5:00 pm

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Dr. Kriszta Kovács
kriszta.kovacs [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Subtitle
Book Launch and Discussion with Wojciech Sadurski
Short description
Wojciech Sadurski, distinguished Professor of Law at the Universities of Sydney and Warsaw, will present his new book “Poland's Constitutional Breakdown” (OUP 2019) followed by a discussion with Mattias Kumm (WZB Center for Global Constitutionalism) , Max Steinbeis (Verfassungsblog) and Kriszta Kovács (WZB Center for Global Constitutionalism).
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Start: 6:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Hilde Ottschofski
hilde.ottschofski [at] wzb.eu
Saturday, 6 July 2019
Subtitle
Scholars Workshop
Short description
The Scholars Workshop will discuss papers on global constitutionalism/global governance/human rights. One of the goals of the Workshop is to advance global constitutionalism as an interdisciplinary field. Another is to promote the creation of networks of scholars working in similar fields. Thus, the Center invited submissions from a broad range of disciplines including International Law, Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Politics, Political Theory and Philosophy.

The event is organized and sponsored by the journal "Global Constitutionalism" and co-sponsored by PluriCourts and the WZB Center for Global Constitutionalism. The event is open to the public but registration is required.
Saturday, 6 July 2019
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

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Dr. Kriszta Kovács
globcon-journal [at] wzb.eu
13 - 14 November 2018
Subtitle
How Can a Democratic Constitution Survive an Autocratic Majority?
Short description
Authoritarianism has been undergoing a reinvention in recent years. It no longer attacks democracy and the rule of law up front but instead tries to adopt the language and even (at least nominally) the institutions of democratic constitutionalism to promote its autocratic aims from within.
13 - 14 November 2018

Contact

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Hilde Ottschofski
hilde.ottschofski [at] wzb.eu
12 - 13 July 2018
Short description
The WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the European University Institute and the London School for Economics and Political Science are proud to jointly organize the second annual European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law and Jurisprudence (EJFF).

12 - 13 July 2018

Contact

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Fred Felix Zaumseil
ejff [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Subtitle
Lecture by Nicolas Fischer, CESDIP/CNRS
Description

Comment by Irina Mützelburg (CMB)

Drawing boundaries is one of the main functions of modern law. Legal boundaries deeply shape modern societies. They define inclusion and exclusion and differentiate legal status, by that determining who belongs to a society or group – and who does not. This fundamental function of law to define belonging is at the heart of a lecture series organized by the Center for Global Constitutionalism (WZB) together with the Centre Marc Bloch.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

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Cornelia Klinghammer
cornelia.klinghammer [at] wzb.eu
5 - 6 July 2018
Description

The Scholars Workshop will discuss papers on global constitutionalism/global governance/human rights. One of the goals of the Workshop is to advance global constitutionalism as an interdisciplinary field. Another is to promote the creation of networks of scholars working in similar fields. Thus, the Center invited submissions from a broad range of disciplines including International Law, Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Politics, Political Theory and Philosophy.

5 - 6 July 2018
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

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Kriszta Kovács
kriszta.kovacs [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 5 July 2018
Description

"The Internationalists. How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World" claims that the prohibition of the use of force brought about a radical change in the nature of international law — the Kellogg-Briand Pact, its apparent failure to stop the Second World War and then anchoring of the prohibition of the use of force in the United Nations Charter as a kind of major constitutional moment of the international community. 

Thursday, 5 July 2018
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

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Kriszta Kovács
kriszta.kovacs [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Subtitle
Paper presentation by Robert Alexy, University of Kiel
Description

We are pleased to be able to welcome Professor Robert Alexy (University of Kiel) as guest speaker to this year's Berlin Colloquium on Global and Comparative Public Law.

This event is part of this semester’s Berlin Colloquium on Global and Comparative Public Law, which is organized by Mattias Kumm.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Start: 6:15 pm

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Fred Felix Zaumseil
fred.felix.zaumseil [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 12 January 2015
Description

Die Berliner Stadtmitte ist ein „gewonnener Ort“. Er ist frei für Entwicklungen, die seinem Gewicht in der Vergangenheit entsprechen oder dieses übertreffen. Hier eröffnet sich die Chance, in die Zukunft hinein neuen Anforderungen gerecht zu werden.

Den Umgang mit der Berliner Mitte sowie deren Sinn und Aufgabe für die Gesamtstadt zu klären, ist eine Aufgabe, die Politik und Gesellschaft gemeinsam bewältigen müssen.

Monday, 12 January 2015
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

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Anett Szabó
szabo [at] stiftungzukunftberlin.eu
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Subtitle
Vortrag von Neil Smelser
Description

Moderated by Klaus Schlichte


Neil Smelser will identify recurrent and possibly insoluble issues in defining, explaining, and defending against contemporary terrorism. He will also explore a number of special „entrapments“ in our response to terrorism, including the role of the mass media, the tension between security and civil liberties, and the tension between the tendencies toward national unity and partisanship in the face of terrorist threats and attacks.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

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Marie Unger
marie.unger [at] wzb.eu
7 - 9 April 2010
Subtitle
Veranstaltungsreihe der Imgard Coninx Stiftung und der Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Description

7. April
Postcolonial Pluralities: Towards a Habitable Multiculture mit Paul Gilroy


8. April
Kanak Attack Reloaded (Reading of the English Part: Harvey Friedman) mit Feridun Zaimoglu

9. April
Human Rights Revisited: Constitutionalism under Contemporary Global Conditions mit Susanne Baer

7 - 9 April 2010
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Irmgard Coninx-Stiftung
info [at] irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de
Monday, 26 October 2009
Subtitle
Öffentliche Abendveranstaltung
Description

Im Herbst 2007 endete in Pakistan offiziell die Militärherrschaft von Pervez Musharraf. Wahlen im Frühjahr 2008 setzten eine zivile Präsidentschaft ein. Die pakistanische Zivilgesellschaft hatte vor allem durch eine starke, spontane Protestbewegung der Anwälte gegen militärische Justizwillkür großen Anteil an diesem hoffnungsvollen, demokratischen Neuanfang. Heute, zwei Jahre später, entwickelt sich Pakistan innenpolitisch wieder zunehmend krisenhaft. Die Sicherheitslage bleibt schwierig. Die wirtschaftliche Situation und die Energieversorgung sind fragil.

Monday, 26 October 2009
Start: 6:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Talat Mahmood
mahmood [at] wzb.eu