Past Event

The Constitution and Political Economy

March 3, 2023
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Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 1st Floor

The Center for Constitutional Governance in conjunction with the American Constitution Society and the Columbia Center for Political Economy welcomes you to attend "The Constitution and Political Economy," on Friday, March 3, 2023. 

Spurred by the publication of Joseph Fishkin and William E. Forbath’s book The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution: Reconstructing the Economic Foundations of American Democracy (Harvard 2022), this conference brings together cutting-edge thinkers and scholars working in a variety of areas to explore what it would mean to put constitutional arguments at the core of law and political economy.

Schedule of Events:

Breakfast and Check-in, 8:00-9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction to Conference9:00-9:30 am

Jessica Bulman-Pozen, Columbia Law School
Zinelle October, American Constitution Society
Willy Forbath, University of Texas School of Law

Panel I: Lessons from Constitutional History9:30-11:00 am

Moderator: Maeve Glass, Columbia Law School
Christine Desan, Harvard Law School 
Lev Menand, Columbia Law School
Aziz Rana, Cornell Law School

Panel II: Constitutional Political Economy: Promise or Peril? (Roundtable),11:15 am-12:45 pm

Moderator: Madhav Khosla, Columbia Law School
Ash Ahmed, Columbia Law School    
Genevieve Lakier, University of Chicago Law School 
Sam Moyn, Yale Law School 
David Pozen, Columbia Law School 
Reva Siegel, Yale Law School
Commenter: Joey Fishkin, UCLA School of Law

Lunch Break, 12:45-2:00 pm

Panel III: Building an Egalitarian, Democratic Constitution, 2:00-3:30 pm

Moderator: Olatunde Johnson, Columbia Law School
Katherine Franke, Columbia Law School
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University (on public service leave)
ReNika Moore, American Civil Liberties Union
Jed Purdy, Duke University School of Law 
Zephyr Teachout, Fordham University School of Law 

Closing Comments, 3:30-4:00 pm

Ira Katznelson, Columbia University 
Kate Andrias, Columbia Law School

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered guests. 

Please use the following Zoom link and password if you would like to join virtually:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 966 6841 9696
Passcode: 421004

Contact Information

Katelin Walsch
(212) 854-8118