Welcome to the Global Summit, a first-of-its-kind multilingual gathering of hundreds of scholars, practitioners, and laypersons of all ranks around the world. The Global Summit offers the opportunity to showcase ideas in all areas of constitutionalism, to highlight publications in the field, to engage in rewarding and collaborative intellectual exchange, and to enjoy occasions for informal interaction.
Held over five days from January 12 to 16, 2021, the Global Summit is structured around 12 Plenary Lectures, 100 concurrent sessions, and 3 special prize presentations.
The overriding purpose of the Global Summit is to create opportunities for others to flourish in an intellectually stimulating environment committed to academic integrity, diversity, equality, freedom of speech, and inclusion.
The Global Summit is directed by Richard Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, Professor of Government, Director of Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and Founder & Director of the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism.
The Global Summit is co-convened by Antonia Baraggia, Assistant Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Milan (Italy), Catarina Santos Botelho, Professor of Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal), Hui-Wen Chen, Research Assistant at the School of Law, University of Warwick (United Kingdom), Cristina Fasone, Assistant Professor of Comparative Public Law at LUISS University (Rome), Daniel Wunder Hachem, Professor of Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná and Universidade Federal do Paraná (Brazil), and Yaniv Roznai, Associate Professor, Harry Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya (Israel).
The Global Summit is hosted by the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism and generously sponsored by the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin. The Global Summit is presented in partnership with the Institute for Translational Law at the University of Texas at Austin and the International Society of Public Law.