The Future of Liberal Democracy

February 2123, 2019 Austin, Texas

Conference Schedule

The Future of Liberal Democracy

The University of Texas at Austin
School of Law

Convened by

Richard Albert
William Stamps Farish Professor of Law
The University of Texas at Austin

Sandy Levinson
W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law
Professor of Government,
The University of Texas at Austin


Thursday, February 21


3:30pm in the Jamail Pavilion

Welcoming Remarks


Ward Farnsworth (Texas)
Richard Albert (Texas)

Opening Keynote Conversation


Jack Balkin (Yale) and Sandy Levinson (Texas)
In conversation with Michelle Goldberg (New York Times)

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Friday, February 22

Session I: Illiberal Constitutionalism: An Oxymoron?


ChairDaniel Brinks (Texas)

Jan-Werner Müller (Princeton)
Vlad Perju (BC)
Wojciech Sadurski (Sydney)
Kim-Lane Scheppele (Princeton)

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Session II: The Erosion of Constraints on Executive Power


ChairZachary Elkins (Texas)

Asli Bâli (UCLA)
Mark Graber (Maryland)
Russell Miller (Washington & Lee)
Miguel Schor (Drake)

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Session III: Managing Difference and Diversity


ChairVictor Ferreres Comella (Texas)

Vicki C. Jackson (Harvard)
Ayelet Shachar (Max Planck/Toronto)
Kristen Stilt (Harvard)
Sujit Choudhry (WZB Berlin)

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Session IV: Constitutional Identity, a panel in honor of Gary Jacobsohn


ChairJeffrey Tulis (Texas)

Ran Hirschl (Toronto)
Heinz Klug (Wisconsin)
Hanna Lerner (Tel Aviv)
Monika Polzin (Augsburg)
With comments by Gary Jacobsohn (Texas)

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Saturday, February 23

Session V: The Trump Phenomenon: American Exceptionalism or a Global Trend?


ChairWilliam Forbath (Texas)

Samuel Issacharoff (NYU)
Scot Peterson (Oxford)
Mark Tushnet (Harvard)
Mila Versteeg (Virginia)

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Session VI: Constitutional Replacement by Constitutional Amendment


Chair: Sergio Verdugo (Universidad del Desarrollo – Chile)

Carlos Bernal (Constitutional Court of Colombia)
John Dinan (Wake Forest)
Rosalind Dixon (UNSW)
Sanford Levinson (Texas)

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