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Call for Papers and Panels

ICON•S has released the Call for Papers and Panels for ICON•S Mundo. The Mundo Conference will be a truly global academic event, involving multilingual activities gathering hundreds of Public Law scholars, political scientists, judges, doctoral students and practitioners from all over the world. It will offer an excellent chance to discuss ideas in all areas of…

  • Conference

ICON•S Conference to be hosted in Wrocław in 2022

After being compelled to cancel and postpone last year’s scheduled Conference due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to hold this year’s annual meeting entirely online. The Call for Papers and Panels for ICON•S Mundo is available here. The planned in-person Conference in Wrocław, Poland will be moved to 2022. We…

  • ICON•S Live
ICON-S Live Event with Ran Hirschl

Book discussion with Ran Hirschl

Against the backdrop of the world’s staggering urbanization rate and the absence of cities from constitutional law, constitutional thought, and comparative constitutional studies more generally, Ran Hirschl argues in his new book “City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity” (Oxford University Press, 2020), that new thinking about constitutionalism and urbanization, and about the spatial dimensions of…

  • Executive Committee

Phoebe Okowa nominated to International Law Commission

The Society congratulates Phoebe Okowa, Member of the Executive Committee of ICON•S and Professor of Public International Law at Queen Mary University of London on being named as Kenya’s nominee to the International Law Commission 2021.

  • ICON•S Live

Advice for Early-career scholars on publishing

In this ICON•S Live event, Aileen Kavanagh (Trinity College Dublin), Gráinne de Búrca (NYU, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Constitutional Law) and Matthias Goldmann (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Editor-in-Chief of the German Law Journal) discuss their experiences with publication, drawing on their perspectives as journal editors and as authors. The event will consist of short presentations…

  • Book Prize

Call for nominations closed

The nomination process for our 2021 ICON•S Book Prize is now closed. We thank you for your wonderful nominations. The 2021 ICON•S Book Prize Committee will now review the nominated books. This year’s Book Prize will be awarded at the “ICON·S Mundo”, the Society’s next global meeting. Stay tuned.

  • ICON•S Live

Upcoming discussion with Hélène Landemore

In her new book “Open Democracy”, Hélène Landemore proposes a new paradigm of democracy—one in which power is accessible to ordinary citizens rather than exclusively accessible to elites. Landemore proposes that political institutions should center around what she calls the “open mini-public” (a large, jury-like body of randomly selected citizens gathered to define laws and…

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  • ICON•S Italy

Right, Duty, Emergency, Conflict: The COVID-19 Vaccine from a Public Law Perspective

ICON•S Italy will host an online event organized in co-operation with LUISS (Centro Bachelet e Centro di studi sul Parlamento) on ‘Right, duty, emergency, conflict: the COVID-19 vaccine from a public law perspective’. Michele Massa will introduce the topic and discuss it with Carlo Casonato, Alessandra Pioggia and Lorenzo Rampa. Q&A with the audience will…

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  • Governance

Join the ICON·S Secretariat!

ICON·S invites expressions of interest to join the Secretariat. The Secretariat consists of a team of scholars who, on a voluntary basis, manage the operations of the Society under the leadership of two Co-Presidents, both supported by one Secretary General and one Deputy Secretary General. Scholars around the world are invited to express an interest in…

  • ICON•S Live

Register now!

We are pleased to announce our first ICON•S Live event in 2021! Join us in a live discussion of Hélène Landemore’s new book “Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century” with the author, Roberto Gargarella (Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina), Adrienne Stone (University of Melbourne, Australia), Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University, USA), Rachael Walsh (Trinity College…