INFAR Colloquium and Seminar at Princeton University

12-13 June, 2017 INFAR members dr. Jeff Handmaker, prof. Sanne Taekema, prof. Karin Arts and INFAR visiting professor Kim Lane Scheppele organised a colloquium at Princeton University.

The colloquium, entitled ‘Legal Mobilization in a World Marked By Populism and Crisis‘, drew a select group of speakers from across the USA and abroad. The goals of the invitation-only colloquium was to bring together scholars and experts to better understand legal mobilization (LM), both as an academic concept and approach, and as a strategy for advocates; to stimulate a relevant research agenda on LM that is informed by current, pressing challenges faced by legal advocates; and to share strategies for LM in light of contemporary political crises in the USA and the Netherlands.


On 13 June, 2017, a public seminar was organized as an extension of the colloquium. At the seminar titled ‘Legal Mobilization at a Time of Political Crisis in Europe and North America‘, INFAR members dr. Jeff Handmaker and prof. Sanne Taekema presented their research at a panel along with prof. Susam Akram of Boston University, Jelle Klaas from the Public Interest Litigation Project, and Baher Azmy from Center for Constitutional Rights.

For full announcement, see here


Both the colloquium and the public seminar were organised by INFAR in co-operation with the Public Interest Litigation Project (PILP) of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM), the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Law and Public Affairs Program of Princeton University.


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