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Economic Inequality as a Global Constitutional Challenge
First European “Schmooze”

Convened by Lorenza Violini, Antonia Baraggia, Richard Albert, Ran Hirschl, Mark A. Graber

October 12-13, 2018, Sala Crociera Alta, via Festa del Perdono 7, Milan


October 12, 2018
9:00-9:30 Coffee and Refreshments
9:30-9:45 Welcoming Remarks: Mark A. GRABER, University of Maryland; Lorenza VIOLINI, University of Milan

9:45-11:30 Panel I: Constitutional Dimensions of Economic Inequality

Chair: Mark A. GRABER

Constitutional Law & Economic Inequality: Skeptical Thoughts
Ran HIRSCHL, University of Toronto and University of Göttingen

Transformative Constitutionalism and Extreme Inequality: A Problematic Relationship
Magdalena CORREA HENAO, University Externado of Colombia

Economic Inequality as a Precondition of Constitutionalism? Thinking out Loud
Samo BARDUTZKY, University of Ljubljana

“Social Rights are Socialist” and six other Misconceptions of the Social State
Catarina SANTOS BOTELHO, Catholic University of Portugal

11:30–11:45 Break

11:45-13:30 Panel II: Economic Inequality and Fundamental Rights

Chair: Ran HIRSCHL

Addressing Economic Inequality through Human Rights Adjudication: Why We Should Not Rely on Non-Discrimination Norms
Ingrid LEIJTEN, Leiden University

Human Dignity and Social Rights
Ioanna TOURKOCHORITI, National University of Ireland

Human Dignity and Socio-Economic Rights: a step towards social equality
Antonia BARAGGIA, University of Milan
Benedetta VIMERCATI, University of Milan

13:30–15:00 Lunch

15:00–16:45 Panel III: Economic Inequality and Fiscal and Economic Policies

Chair: Antonia BARAGGIA

Fiscal and Monetary Policy Rules in an Egalitarian Perspective
Matthias GOLDMAN, University of Frankfurt

Batten down the Hatches: Towards a Theory of Adjudication of Resources-Allocation Decisions
Graziella ROMEO, Bocconi University

Jesner v. Arab Bank and the Balance between Foreign Investment and Corporate Accountability for Violations of International Law before the US Supreme Court.
Angelica BONFANTI, University of Milan

Public-Private Partnership Overthrows Inequality
Ladan AFSHARI, University of Milan

16:45-17:00 Conclusions: Ran HIRSCHL; Lorenza VIOLINI

October 13, 2018


9:00-9:15 Coffee and Refreshments
9:15-9:30 Welcoming Remarks: Maria Pia ABBRACCHIO, Deputy Rector University of Milan; Lorenza VIOLINI, University of Milan

9:30-11:15 Panel IV: Economic Inequality in time of crisis

Chair: Mark A. GRABER

Policies in Favour of Gender Equality during Economic Crisis under the Perspective of Constitutional Law. The Italian Case
Irene PELLIZZONE, University of Milan

Economic inequalities in Latin-America and the hard life of women rights
Irene SPIGNO, Academia Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

The constitution and the Peace Agreement in Colombia
Luisa Fernanda GARCIA, Del Rosario University

Economic Inequality and Elections: Tell Me Your Income and I’ll Tell Your Vote (If any)
Stefano TRANCOSSI, University of Milan

Domestic response to the Financial Crisis: Reforms of Executive Branches in Economically Weak Countries of the Eurozone
Sabrina RAGONE, University of Bologna

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30–13:15 Panel V: Economic Inequality and the Challenges of Constitutionalism

Chair: Lorenza VIOLINI

The decline of “middle-class constitutionalism” and the democratic backlash.
Francesco SAITTO, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Redrawing the boundaries of city governance: cities, federalism and socio-economic challenges
Erika ARBAN, University of Melbourne

Missing in Action: Constitutional Reform and Economic Inequality
Mark GRABER

A (not so) new understanding of the equality principle: using constitutional law to address the inequality challenges
Mariana CANOTILHO, Portuguese Constitutional Court

 

13:15–13:30 Conclusions: Ran HIRSCHL; Antonia BARAGGIA

13:30-14:30 Lunch

 

Please direct inquiries to Antonia Baraggia by email at antonia.baraggia@unimi.it

02 ottobre 2018
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