2011 and the Middle East Challenge to World Constitutionalism

Prof. Dr. Chibli Mallat, University of Utah / Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon
March 17, 2015, 18:15–20:00
University of Zurich, Main Building, Room KOL F-117, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich


In the lecture, Professor Chibli Mallat presents the most challenging themes to constitutionalism in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. He will discuss in particular: religion in the constitution, the sectarian conundrum, civil society and the state, and the (Swiss) model of rotating executive. These themes are examined extensively in his new book, Philosophy of Nonviolence: Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice beyond the Middle East, Oxford University Press 2015.