A Tale of Two Constitutions

A Tale of Two Constitutions

The Palace of Versailles | 18 September 2017 

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Intro Podcast
* Introductory remarks from Laurent Salomé, Director of the Palace of Versailles and Angela Aggeler, Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs, US Embassy in France 
* "The American Founding in Paris" by Francois-Henri Briard, Supreme Court Attorney (France), President of the Vergennes Society
Panel 1 Podcast
Panel - 18th Century American and French Constitutions: Influence,  Similarity, and Divergence
* Laurent Zecchini, former Le Monde correspondent
* Lorianne Updike Toler, Libertas Constitutional Consulting
* Phillipe Raynaud, Professor of Political Science, Paris-4 University (Assas)
Lunch Podcast
* "Recreating the first American and French Constitutional 'Conventions'" by Nicholas Cole, Senior Fellow and Director, The Quill Project, Pembroke College, The University of Oxford
* "The Importance of a French Quill" by William Ewald, University of Pennsylvania Law School (for his powerpoint, click here)
Panel 2 Podcast
Panel - "Montesquieu, the French Enlightenment, and American Constitutional Thought" (Sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Studies, Utah Valley University)
* Andrew Bibby, Assistant Professor, Utah Valley University (for his powerpoint, click here)
* Paul Rahe, Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage, Hillsdale College
* Celine Spector, professor of political philosophy, University of Paris-Sorbonne
Panel 3 Podcast
Panel - Divergent Histories: Religious Freedom in France and America and its Relevance for Comparative Constitutional Law (Sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religious Studies)
* Brett Scharffs, R. Kirkham Professor of Law, Associate Dean of J. Reuben Clark Law School, and Director of the International Center for Law and Religious Studies
* Jeremy Gunn, professor of law and political science, l'Université Internationale de Rabat, Morocco, and Senior Fellow for Religion and Human Rights, Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
* Blandine Chelini-Pont, professor in history, law and religions, Aix-Marseille University
* Amal Idrissi, professor of law, Moulay Ismail University, Morocco
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