The International Studies Public Forum presents

Courts and Terrorism: Balancing Security and Rights
with Mary Volcansek, Texas Christian University

Thursday, September 29, 2011
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

Mary Volcansek is a professor of political science who specializes in judicial politics, comparative judicial politics, American constitutional law, and West European, Italian and EU politics. She has published five monographs and edited or co-edited six collections. Globalizing Justice: Critical Perspectives on Transnational Law and the Cross-Border Migration of Legal Norms (co-edited with Donald W. Jackson and Michael Tolley) that SUNY Press published in spring 2010 includes her chapter, "Blurring Sovereignty: The Human Rights Act of 1998 and British Law." She and John Stack also edited Courts and Terrorism: Nine States Balance Rights and Security, which Cambridge University Press will publish in 2011. Her article, "Human Rights or Trade Protection?: U.S. Politics and the World Trade Organization," co-authored with Donald W. Jackson, appeared in the Australian Journal of Political Science in spring 2009. "Bargaining Constitutional Design: Judicial Review as Political Insurance" appeared in West European Politics in March 2010, and "Exporting the Missouri Plan: Judicial Appointment Commissions" was published in summer 2009, in the University of Missouri Law Review. She is executive director of the Center for Texas Studies at TCU. Volcansek also serves as vice chair of the Board of Directors of Humanities Texas.

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