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November 2012

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Borrowing a Constitution: The U.S. Constitution in Argentina and the Heyday of the Argentine Supreme Court (1853-1930)

Jonathan Miller is Professor of Law at the Southwestern Law School. An internationally recognized scholar on Latin American legal institutions, his research focuses on Argentine constitutional law and civil liberties law. He is author of numerous casebooks and articles in both English and Spanish, most recently "Transplants, Legal Exports As," in Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives (ed. David C. Clark; Sage Publications, 2007), "Inter-American Law," in International Legal Developments in Review (co-editor with Meaghan McGrath Beaumont, 2004), and "A Typology of Legal Transplants: Using Sociology, Legal History and Argentine Examples to Explain the Transplant Process," in The American Journal of Comparative Law (Fall 2003). A Fulbright Scholar, Jervey Fellow from Columbia's Parker School of Comparative and International Law, as well as recipient of a grant from the J. Roderick McArthur Foundation, Professor Miller taught at the University of Buenos Aires and worked at the Argentine Supreme Court. He served as a consultant for Lexis/Nexis on establishing online legal research systems in Argentina and Chile as well as completed pro bono activities representing victims of human rights violations by the Argentine military government of 1976-83. He was decorated as an "Oficial de la Orden de Mayo" by the Argentine government in 2008 for his work on behalf of Victor Saldaño, an Argentine citizen on the Texas death row. Professor Miller holds a B.A. and a J.D. from Columbia University.

Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111), UT Law School November 6, 2012 - 3:45pm - 5:45pm
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Is There Really an International Backlash Against Multiculturalism Policies? New Evidence from the Multiculturalism Policy Index

Keith Banting is Professor of Political Studies and Policy Studies and Queen's Chair in Public Policy at Queen's University. His research interests include public policy, especially social policy, in Canada and other western nations, in addition to federalism and public policy, with current research devoted to ethnic diversity, multiculturalism, and the welfare state. He has published over fifteen books with recent publications including Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies (co-edited with Will Kymlicka; Oxford University Press, 2006), Belonging? Diversity, Recognition, and Shared Citizenship in Canada (co-edited with Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle; Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007), and "Disembedding Liberalism: The Social Policy Trajectory in Canada" in Dimensions of Inequality in Canada (ed. David A. Green and Jonathan R. Kesselman; UBC Press, 2006). Prior to teaching at Queen's University, Professor Banting taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia and has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, the Brookings Institution, Harvard University, Oxford University, the European University Institute, and the University of Melbourne. He was a member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council from 1986-92 and in 1990 was elected vice-president of the Council. He served as Director of the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University from 1992-2003. In 2005, Professor Banting was invested as a member of the Order of Canada. He served as President of the Canadian Political Science Association from 2009-10. Professor Banting earned a B.A. from Queen's University and a Ph.D. in Political Science at Oxford University.

Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111), UT Law School November 13, 2012 - 3:45pm - 5:45pm
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