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Keynote Lecture by Ran Hirschl: Constitutions and the Metropolis

22. June 2022 @ 18:00 - 20:00


Constitutions and the Metropolis

Ran Hirschl (Professor of Government & Earl E. Sheffield Regents Professor of Law, the University of Texas at Austin)

As of Fall ’21, Ran Hirschl is Professor of Government and the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair in Law. He studies constitutional law and constitutional institutions and their intersection with comparative politics and society. He is the author of several major books including City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity (Oxford University Press, 2020)—recipient of the 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research; Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2014)—winner of the 2015 American Political Science Association (APSA) Herman Pritchett Award for the best book on law and courts; Constitutional Theocracy (Harvard University Press, 2010)—winner of the 2011 Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory; and Towards Juristocracy: The Origins and Consequences of the New Constitutionalism (Harvard University Press, 2004)—winner of the 2021 APSA Law & Courts Section Lasting Contribution Award, as well as over 120 articles and book chapters on comparative public law, published in social science journals (Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Political Research Quarterly, Law & Social Inquiry, Journal of Political Philosophy, Constellations, Human Rights Quarterly, Revue Française de Science Politique, Annual Review of Political Science, Annual Review of Law and Social Science), law reviews (e.g. the University of Chicago Law Review, Texas Law Review, Harvard International Law Journal, American Journal of Comparative Law, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law) and in agenda-setting edited collections (e.g. The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Constitutional Law, The Oxford Handbook of Political Science, The Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions, The Future of Economic and Social Rights).

Chair: Silvia von Steinsdorff is Professor for the Comparative Study of Democracy and the Political Systems of Eastern Europe, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Co-Director of the Integrated Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

This event is co-organized by the Center for Comparative Research on Democracy and the Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with the support of Stiftung Mercator and Einstein Stiftung Berlin.

The lecture is the keynote event of the CCRD Workshop: Reclaiming Democracy in Cities.


22. June 2022
18:00 - 20:00
Event Category:


Center for Comparative Research on Democracy (CCRD)
the Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI)