The Centre has an ongoing interest in the political and legal theory of James Wilson, the St Andrews graduate, American founder, and key drafter of the American constitution. On 30 March 2012, Director Anthony F Lang, Jr presented a talk St Andrews alumni in San Francisco on the importance of Wilson’s thought both in its context and today. In 2014, Dr Lang will be speaking at a conference on Wilson’s thought to be held at the University of Pennsylvania.
Protecting Human Rights: Duties and Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors
The Centre supported the University of Glasgow’s Human Rights Network conference on human rights and responsibilities 18-19 June 2012. The conference included participants from around the world, concluding with a roundtable discussion chaired by Centre Director Anthony F Lang, Jr which included participants from global civil society who are engaged in protecting human rights in conflict situations.
The Centre cosponsored a workshop on Political Constitutionalism organized by Glasgow Caledonian University and held at their London Campus on 7-8 June 2012. The workshop explored the nature of political constitutionalism and will result in a publication of the selected papers in 2013.