Overcoming the legacy of the 20th Century: Protecting Human Rights in Modern Democracies

03/06/2010 - 17:15
03/06/2010 - 18:30

Europaeum Lecture: Overcoming the legacy of the 20th Century: Protecting Human Rights in Modern Democracies
Thursday 3rd June, 2010, 17:15h
Leiden University, Lipsius Building, room 147 (Cleveringaplaats 1)

Professor Vernon Bogdanor
Professor of Government, University of Oxford

Vernon Bogdanor cbe is Professor of Government at the University of Oxford, and a Visiting Professor of Law at King’s College, London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences. He has been an adviser to a number of governments, including those of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Israel and Slovakia. His books include The People and the Party System: The Referendum and Electoral Reform in British Politics; Multi-Party Politics and the Constitution; Power and the People: A Guide to Constitutional Reform and Devolution in the United Kingdom. He is editor of, amongst other books, The British Constitution in the 20th Century; Joined-Up Government; and From the New Jerusalem to New Labour, essays on British Prime Ministers from Attlee to Blair. His latest book, The New British Constitution, was published in 2009. He is a frequent contributor to tv, radio and the press. In 2008, he was awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Award by the Political Studies Association for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies. In 2009 he was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by President Sarkozy. He is an Honorary Fellow of The Queen’s College, Oxford and an Honorary D.Litt. of the University of Kent.

Chair: Professor Wim van den Doel, Dean of Humanities, Professor of General History, Leiden University

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