On Friday, April 4, Research Fellow Amir Fakhravar will discuss “The Role of Democracy in Drafting a New Constitution in the Middle East” at the East Coast Colleges Social Science Association 2014-40th Annual Conference.
Mr. Fakhravar’s presentation will examine the nature of constitutionalism in the Middle East. His research explores topics arising in the comparative study of constitutional systems and constitutional questions of law. Concerns include defining what a constitution actually is and identifying its function within a political system. The presentation will highlight some of the principles of democracy and will explain various ways other nations, such as South Africa, have resolved contemporary constitutional questions.