This event has been postponed.
Please join us for a special lunchtime seminar on constitutional development with Zaid Al-Ali, Senior Program Officer on Constitution Building for International IDEA.
Cosponsored by The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice
Zaid Al-Ali is Senior Program Officer on Constitution Building for International IDEA (Tunis). He has been practicing law since 1999, specializing in international commercial arbitration and comparative constitutional law. He has law degrees from Harvard Law School, the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and King’s College London. He was a legal adviser to UNAMI during the drafting of the Iraqi constitution. Since the beginning of 2011, he has been working on constitutional reform throughout the Arab region, in particular in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen. Since 2016, he has been leading a major dialogue initiative between Yemen’s main political parties on Yemen’s constitutional future. He has published widely on Iraq and on constitutional law. His book on the post-2003 transition in Iraq (The Struggle for Iraq’s Future) was published by Yale University Press in February 2014. His new book, Arab Constitutionalism: The Coming Revolution, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. He has taught at Princeton University, Sciences-Po (Paris) and the University of Tunis. He was a Law and Public Affairs Fellow at Princeton in 2015-2016.