June 28, 2018

From left, Michel Rosenfeld; Andrew Le Sueur, Dean at the University of Essex; and Susanna Mancini. 

Professor Michel Rosenfeld was an important participant at the 10th World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL), of which he is President Emeritus and was President from 1999 to 2004. The Congress met in Seoul, Korea, from June 18 to 22, 2018, at the SungyunKwan University. The subject was "Violent Conflicts, Peace-Building and Constitutional Law." There were more than 600 attendees from more than 60 countries, mainly law professors and judges.

Rosenfeld was the Chair of the First Plenary Session, entitled "War and Peace in Modern Constitutional Law." He was also co-chair on a workshop on the "Conscience Wars," where academics from countries ranging from Japan, Israel, Belgium, India, Italy and Australia discussed a dozen papers.

Finally, three books were selected for "Talk with Book Authors" meetings, including Rosenfeld's co-edited book with Susanna Mancini, The Conscience Wars: Rethinking the Balance Between Religion, Identity, and Equality, which will be officially released on July, 5, 2018.

Rosenfeld spoke at a roundtable at Sciences Po in Paris on June 15, 2018. The event focused on Rosenfeld's The Conscience Wars, as well as on two other recent books. The roundtable included professors in law, philosophy, and political science from France, the U.S., the UK, and Israel.