Professor Lombardi Spoke on Constiutional Design in Myanmar and Thailand
On February 4-9, Lombardi spoke at a series of workshops on constitutional design held in Yangon, Myanmar and Chiang Mai, Thailand
The February 4-5 workshop in Yangon was sponsored by the National Peace Center of Myanmar and Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Lombardi discussed constitutional power-sharing, devolution/center-periphery relations and comparative analysis of constitutions in transitional countries. My talk at Chiang Mai Thailand was sponsored by United Nationalities Federal Council of Burma and by Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights and covered the same subjects.
Islam in Egypt's new constitution
Prof. Clark Lombardi authored an article about the new Egyptian constitution and the role Islam plays in it.
Prof. Clark Lombardi comments in New York Times article on draft Egyptian constitution
Allowances for Islamic law in governance will ensure the battles between liberals and converatives continue, says Lombardi.
A vague role for religion in Egyptian draft constitution. Prof. Clark Lombardi is quoted - New York Times
After months of fierce debate over the place of Islam in government, the assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt has settled on a compromise that opens the door to more religion in governance but mainly guarantees that the issue will continue to roil politics, the Parliament and the courts for many years to come.
Waging Jihad with a Visa? Prof. Clark Lombardi is quoted - Wall Street Journal
Before Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a 21-year-old from Bangladesh, allegedly made plans with an FBI informant to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank, he sought guidance on his obligations under Islamic law.