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Albert to Chair Session at World Congress of Constitutional Law

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Newton, MA—BC Law professor Richard Albert has been invited to chair a session at the World Congress of Constitutional Law, which will take place June 16-20 in Oslo, Norway.

According to the World Congress website, the workshop session, “Direct democracy,” will “examine Direct Democracy primarily as a phenomenon of the modern constitutional state, be it unitary or federal, from the point of view of the forms and extent “the government by the people” constitutes an institutional reality in the world of modern democratic states.”

The role of the chair is to organize the workshop and lead the conversation among the invited scholars. Participation in the sessions is based on a competitive call for papers. More on the workshop can be found here:

The World Congress is organized by the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL), and takes place every 3 or 4 years. This year it is hosted by the Department of Public Law at the University of Oslo in collaboration with the Executive Committee of the IACL. Over 500 people from all over the world are expected to attend.

More on the Congress: