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 Chicago Area Peace Action 39th Annual Dinner - Keynote
 Professor Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Law School
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Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA) chose to address the issue of "Democracy in Crisis" at its 39th Annual Dinner. The historical period of increasing democratic governments in nation states has reversed globally. That it might happen here is of timely concern, given the current administration, as well as the recent past ones, that along with neoliberalism and corporate empowerment, and the resulting climate/eco crisis, have conjoined to test democracy's strength.

CAPA's keynote speaker is Professor Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law; Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar; and Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago, who focuses on comparative and international law from an interdisciplinary perspective. He holds BA, JD, and PhD. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
His latest book, "How to Save a Constitutional Democracy", was written with Aziz Z. Huq. His earlier books include Judicial Review in New Democracies (2003) which won the C. Herman Pritchet Award from the American Political Science Association;
"The Endurance of National Constitutions (2009), which also won a best book prize from APSA; and "Judicial Reputation" (2015).

He currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project, an effort funded by the National Science Foundation to gather and analyze the constitutions of all independent nation-states since 1789. He also served as a legal advisor at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands. And he continues to work with numerous international development agencies and foreign governments on legal and constitutional reform.

Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA)

Introduction by Jack Kelly and closing remarks by CAPA Board President David Borris.

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01:00:19 English 2018-11-11
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