2 December 2016
Venue: British Academy
In association with the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought and the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context we are delighted to welcome Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University to give a lecture Britain at the Constitutional Crossroads – Court, Parliament, and Popular Sovereignty in the Twenty-First Century.
Professor Ackerman's lecture comes at a critical moment as the Supreme Court deliberates on the role of Parliament in the process of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and the judiciary has come under fire in the popular press. His talk will consider the interaction of representative democracy and referendums and the role of the courts in mediating the two. There will be an opportunity for audience Q&A after the lecture.