The Case for New Constitutions Event Considers Radical Constitutional Reform in the U.S. and Abroad.
Following a welcome reception, the event kicks off with the 5 p.m. screening of Blueberry Soup, a documentary by Eileen Jerrett chronicling the aftermath of Iceland’s financial collapse that led to re-writing of the nation’s constitution. The film is a deeply touching account of an eclectic group of individuals reinventing democracy, using 21st century media such as Facebook and Twitter.
At 6:30 pm, guest speaker Professor Sanford Levinson of University of Texas School of Law will present arguments for a new Constitutional Convention in the United States and challenge the idea that fundamental governmental principles should remain static over time. A leading critic of the U.S. Constitution and excessive presidential power, Professor Levinson will draw from the extensive research behind his recent book, Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It).
The Case for New Constitutions: A Film Event with Guest Speaker Professor Sanford Levinson
4:30 Welcome reception with food and drink
5:00 Film screening: Blueberry Soup, directed by Eileen Jerrett (80 min)
6:30 Guest Speaker: Professor Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law
Followed by Q&A with the director, Prof. Levinson, and Prof. Scott Sullivan, LSU Law