The University of Washington School of Law and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies will host its January 14 Global Mondays Speaker Series with a Special Panel on Comparative Constitutional Law. The topic will be Constitutional Change in Contemporary Asia: Processes and Substance. The speakers will be:
· Prof. Hendrianto Stefanus (Notre Dame), “Democratization through Incremental Constitutional Amendment: Indonesia’s Experience”
· Prof. Nicholas Robinson (Yale University), “Heroic Judges and Grand Advocates: How India’s Legal Professionals Amended the Constitution through Reinterpretation”
· Prof. Jiunn-rong Yeh (National Taiwan University), “Civil Constitutionalism in Contemporary Asia: The Case of Taiwan”
Asia is one of the world’s most dynamic regions in the world. This is true not only in terms of technological innovation and economic development, but in terms of constitutional innovation and legal development. In this panel, distinguished professors from National Taiwan University, Notre Dame and Yale will compare the different processes by which constitutional change has occurred recently in India, Indonesia and Taiwan. They will also discuss the impact these changes have had on people’s lives, and the implications of these developments for those who hope for see constitutional change in the U.S.