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How Do Constitutions Really Get Made (in Times of War)? A Conversation with Zaid Al-Ali LL.M. ‘01, International IDEA

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Zaid Al-Ali LL.M. ’01 is the Senior Programme Officer in Constitution-Building in the Africa and West Asia region for The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), an intergovernmental organization, with 33 member states, that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its mandate includes electoral assistance and constitutional reform. The Tunis office is currently supporting electoral processes constitutional reform efforts throughout the region, engaging in mediation efforts in several conflict and post-conflict countries including Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Syria and Iraq.

Al-Ali’s research and work focuses on constitution-building and peace-building, particularly in Arab countries. His previous work experience includes having practiced international commercial arbitration since 1999 and working for the United Nations on Iraqi constitutional and parliamentary reform from 2005 to 2010. Since 2011, he has provided assistance to the large majority of constitutional reform initiatives in Arab countries. Al-Ali is the author of The Struggle for Iraq’s Future (Yale University Press, 2014) and Arab Constitutionalism: The Coming Revolution (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2021). He has taught Law at Sciences-Po (Paris) and at Princeton University. From 2019-2020, he was a fellow at the Berlin Institute of Advanced Studies (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin).

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February 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
International Legal Studies


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International Legal Studies