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News 2016

Dec 29, 2016

Call for Papers: European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law

The WZB Berlin Social Science Center, European University Institute, and London School for Economics and Political Science invite submissions for the Inaugural Annual European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law and Jurisprudence to be held at WZB Berlin on June 28-29, 2017. For details see the Call for Papers.


Dec 29, 2016

Call for Papers: German Law Journal, Special Issue

German Law Journal invites submissions for a Special Issue on "Constitutional Identity in the Age of Global Immigration." Interested scholars should send a CV and an abstract by February 15, 2017 (details are here).


Dec 15, 2016

Orgad has been appointed a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School

The visit at Columbia Law School as a short-term international Visiting Professor will be in February 2017.


Sep 04, 2016

Orgad has been awarded ERC Starting Grant (€ 1.5 million)

This project advances the establishment of a new subfield in public international law—International Citizenship Law (ICIL)—which would regulate nationality law. The outcome can serve as a basis for a future reform in international law, EU law, and national legal systems.

Jun 27, 2016

Orgad addresses the "The Culturalization of Religion" in Europe

First Doctoral Summer School on Legal Pluralism & Human Rights, organized by the University of Luzern, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Law and Religion.

Jun 02, 2016

Conference, Berlin: "Immigration, Citizenship, and Constitutional Identity"

The conference seeks to discuss national, regional, and global challenges presented by international migration, as well as legal and ethical dilemmas that have arisen as a result of the current migrant/ refugee crisis in Europe.

May 25, 2016

Orgad has been awarded a prestigious DFG Emmy Noether Grant (€ 1.2 million)

"The Emmy Noether Programme offers excellent researchers the opportunity to qualify for a scientific leadership role . . . by heading an independent research group." Orgad's study focuses on global migration & national belonging.

May 23, 2016

Review of "The Cultural Defense of Nations" by LSE Review of Books

"The Cultural Defense of Nations is an exceptional work that sounds a timely, provocative and very perceptive alarm about the looming challenges facing liberal democracies . . . Given the importance of those questions and the thoughtfulness of Orgad’s answers to them, policy makers of all sorts should make reading this book a top priority."

May 12, 2016

Orgad's op-ed, The European Magazine

"Denkt endlich an die Mehrheit und ihre Rechte": Können liberale Demokratien Einwanderer integrieren, ohne ihr eigenes kulturelles Erbe zu verändern, ihre Traditionen über Bord zu werfen oder in extremen Nationalismus zu verfallen? Diese Frage ist die schwierigste Herausforderungen des heutigen Liberalismus.

May 01, 2016

Review of "The Cultural Defense of Nations" by Anna Su

The Nation Strikes Back, The New Rambler: "Orgad provides us with a new conceptual lens to discuss these concerns present not only in legal cases and controversies, but the broader public discourse around them."

Apr 29, 2016

Orgad has been selected to the Global Young Academy

The GYA provides a rallying point for outstanding young scientists from around the world to come together to address topics of global importance.

Apr 08, 2016

Conference, EUI: "The Multicultural Question in a Mobile World"

"Multicultural citizenship was predicated on the assumption that migrants would settle in the destination countries and would also sooner rather than later become citizens of those countries. But things have developed otherwise."

Apr 01, 2016

Book Talk & Signing: "Ethics in Your World" Book Series, Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics welcome Fellow-in-Residence for the Safra Center Liav Orgad for a discussion of his book "The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights."

Mar 12, 2016

Book Symposium: "Cultural Majority Rights," Verfassungsblog, WZB Berlin

Debate, Cultural Majority Rights: Cultural defense policies are mushrooming in Europe, as refugees and migrants from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East ­- many of them Muslims ­- keep coming to our shores in unprecedented numbers. Can the “cultural defense” of majorities be reconciled with liberal values and, if so, how?

Jan 21, 2016

Review of "The Cultural Defense of Nations" by David Goodhart

Do ethnic majorities now need special protection? Prospect Magazine: "This is an important and timely book . . . It is an intellectual ice-breaker and will, or should, open up new territory for others to explore."

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