A discussion and comparison of the U.S. Constitution and the Treaty of Lisbon

Fri, Apr 10, 2009, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 
Whig Hall Senate Chamber
Organized by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society. As space is limited, please RSVP to Amanda Tuninetti at atuninet@princeton.edu by Wednesday April 8th at 10:00 pm. Ingolf Pernice is professor at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on the chair for Public law, International and European law since 1996, after ten years of practical experience as a member of the Legal Service of the European Commission and three years professorship at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt a.M. He is the founding Director of the Walter Hallstein-Institut for European Constitutional Law and coordinator of the European Constitutional Law Network. His special interests cover antitrust law, international environmental law and, in particular, European constitutional law. He is the initiator and spokesman of the Research Training Group “Multilevel Constitutionalism - European Experiences and Global Perspectives� for 15-20 international doctor students, established in 2006 with the support of the German Research Council. He is member of the Advisory Board of several journals and involved in three master-programs for European studies. He is acting as the agent for the German Parliament to defend the Treaty of Lisbon in the case pending before the German Federal Constitutional Court. Professor Pernice will comment on the Treaty of Lisbon, which is the Constitutional Treaty that has been proposed for the European Union after France and the Netherlands rejected the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe in 2005. He will discuss the polity of the European Union by drawing comparisons between the European Treaty and the Constitution of the United States. He will also be glad to answer questions about his current work.
Professor Ingolf Pernice

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