Announcements: Brexit Deal Roundtable; International Legal Podcast (Spanish); CfP Populist Transformation of Constitutional Law

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1. The Brexit Deal: A Less Perfect Union or a More Flexible Compact Roundtable. The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice in collaboration with EJIL and ICON invites you to attend “The Brexit Deal: A Less Perfect Union or a More Flexible Compact? Assessing the Draft EU UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement” – A Roundtable (by Zoom) on January 14, 2021 at 9.30-11.30 EST; 14.30-16.30 GMT; 15.30-17.30 CET. The product of tumultuous political bargaining & intricate legal drafting, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, agreed in principle at the end of 2020, aspires to chart a new course for the EU-UK relationship in the wake of Brexit, with implications for vast areas of policy-making. The Agreement will be intensely debated and analysed in the weeks ahead. In this roundtable a diverse interdisciplinary group of experts and scholars give their first reflections with a view to assessing the Agreement. Fields discussed will include the law and economics of trade in goods, state aids, regulation and standards, energy and climate, the Ireland dimension, and the relationship of the Agreement to the WTO and other aspects of the parties’ external economic policies. The introduction will be provided by Gráinne de Búrca, Jean Monnet Center, NYU Law School, whilst Joseph Weiler, Jean Monnet Center, NYU Law School, will be moderator. Registration is required. Please see here to register. Upon registration, you will receive an email containing zoom details information.

2. Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI) – The International Legal Podcast (Spanish). HDI recently added the following Episodes in Spanish: Prof. María de la Colina – ¿Cómo piensa un (a) Profesional del Derecho?;  Dra. Erika Montemor Ferreira – La FIFA y el Sistema de Resolución de DisputasGota #5: Opinión Consultiva – Muro en el Territorio Palestino OcupadoUpdated information about the guests and episodes can be found on HDI’s social media accounts: LinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebook and YoutubeThe Podcast contributes to the dissemination and study of contemporary legal issues in Spanish, and is available on the main platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or through other podcast applications by searching “Hablemos de Derecho Internacional”, and on its website.  

3. Call for Papers: The Populist Transformation of Constitutional Law – Populist Constitutionalism and Democratic Representation Conference. This conference takes place in Thessaloniki, 7-8 May 2021. The PopCon research project studies the relationship between populism and constitutionalism, aiming to propose an approach to constitutional law that mitigates populist challenges to constitutional democracy. In the first conference   organised by the group, they aim to bring together scholars from various fields researching topics such as the relation between different versions of populism and constitutionalism; the impact of populist constitutionalism on institutions of representative democracy; how liberal democratic constitutionalism may be reconciled with inclusionary, as opposed to exclusionary, populism; and, whether the democratization of constitutional law may help overcome the challenges posed by authoritarian populists to democracy and the rule of law. For more information see here.

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