September 22, 2021
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm, Eastern Time
The Federalist Society & The American Constitution Society (ACS) Present: The Taliban is Back: What’s Next for Afghanistan?
Join the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society as we host Professor Aziz Huq and Professor Ginsburg for a discussion on the future of Afghanistan!
Aziz Z. Huq is a scholar of US and comparative constitutional law. He works on topics ranging from democratic backsliding to regulating AI. His award-winning scholarly work is published in several books and in leading law review, social science, and political science journals. He has also written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, and many other non-specialist publications. In 2015, he received the Graduating Students Award for Teaching Excellence. He has an active pro bono practice, and is on the board of the American Constitution Society, the New Press, and the ACLU of Illinois. Before joining the Law School faculty, Huq worked as counsel and then director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Project, litigating cases in both the US Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court. As a Senior Consultant Analyst for the International Crisis Group, he researched and wrote on constitutional design and implementation in Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. He was a law clerk for Judge Robert D. Sack of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a 2001 graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was awarded the John Ordronaux Prize (for the student graduating first in their class).
Tom Ginsburg focuses on comparative and international law from an interdisciplinary perspective. He holds BA, JD, and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. His latest book, How to Save a Constitutional Democracy, was written with Aziz Z. Huq, and his earlier books include Judicial Review in New Democracies (2003), which won the C. Herman Pritchett Award from the American Political Science Association; The Endurance of National Constitutions (2009), which also won a best book prize from APSA; and Judicial Reputation (2015). He currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project, an effort funded by the National Science Foundation to gather and analyze the constitutions of all independent nation-states since 1789. Before entering law teaching, he served as a legal adviser at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands, and he continues to work with numerous international development agencies and foreign governments on legal and constitutional reform. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.