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Title: Symposium: Difference and Constitutionalism in Asia
Sharing: Public
Start Time: Friday March 04, 2011 10:00 AM
End Time: Friday March 04, 2011 05:00 PM
Location: Moot Court Room in the Maurer School of Law
Url: http://iu.edu/~panasia/events/difference-and-constitutionalism-in-asia/
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Description: Is constitutionalism consistent with religious diversity? Can people with a history of racial or ethnic conflict build a constitutional framework that will allow them to live together in peace? How would our view of constitutions differ if we took the concerns and experiences of women seriously? This symposium will bring together a distinguished collection of scholars from IU, the Australian National University (ANU), and other universities in the U.S. and abroad to address the challenges of difference and constitutionalism as experienced in Asia from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. They will bring to bear the methodologies and insights of history, anthropology, sociology, political science, and law. In addition, the focus will be explicitly comparative. The great and complementary strengths of IU and ANU in area studies will provide a necessary foundation from which we can uncover and examine both the similarities and the differences in the experiences of different countries. Panels will be organized around five themes: gender, ethnicity and race, the urban-rural divide, religion, and language. Each panel will include speakers addressing a range of sub-regions within pan-Asia, a region stretching from the Middle East through Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia to East Asia and the Pacific.
Hosted by the ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute and the Maurer School of Law's Center for Constitutional Democracy
Cost: Free
Contact Email: panasia@indiana.edu
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