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Panel on “Human Dignity and Common Good Constitutionalism”

I am delighted to confirm that a panel proposal by Dr. Leonard Taylor and myself on "Human Dignity and Common Good Constitutionalism" has been approved. Dr. Taylor is a Lecturer in Law, Department of Social Sciences, Atlantic Technological University, Ireland, and author of Catholic Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The panel description… Continue reading Panel on “Human Dignity and Common Good Constitutionalism”

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Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022!

Americans do this at Thanksgiving, and it is a beautiful tradition. However, I am only "half-American," so I feel the need to express my special gratitude at this time of the year towards: - Leiden University that made most of the things below possible and also allowed me this year to exchange views with a… Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022!

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Summer reading and work in progress

Here is some of my summer reading for a new book after I finished my current list. The books stem from a list of introductory texts in natural law, Roman law, canon law, and legal history. Several other titles are on my Kindle; just Javier Hervada is rather tricky to get by here. The book… Continue reading Summer reading and work in progress

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Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Panel “Performance and Legitimacy of the Administrative State,” 2021 Mundo Conference, International Society of Public Law

It was nice to learn yesterday that this panel proposal, which I had submitted with some esteemed close colleagues, was accepted. The working title of my paper during the panel, which I will co-chair, reads: "The administrative state redeemed? Vermeule’s plea for more substantive constitutionalism as a recipe for a successful public law of the… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Panel “Performance and Legitimacy of the Administrative State,” 2021 Mundo Conference, International Society of Public Law

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Press Release, “Hans-Martien ten Napel participates in The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism Global Summit”

"19 January 2021 The Global Summit, which took place from 12-16 January 2021, is an initiative by Richard Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, Professor of Government, Director of Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and Founder & Director of the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism. Plenary speakers included… Continue reading Press Release, “Hans-Martien ten Napel participates in The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism Global Summit”

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Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism Global Summit | January 12-16, 2021

The Global Summit is an initiative by my colleague Richard Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, Professor of Government, Director of Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and Founder & Director of the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism. Attendance at the Global Summit is free to all. Plenary speakers… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism Global Summit | January 12-16, 2021

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Temporarily 20% off my book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human at Routledge

I am making progress in writing a new monograph in English and just published a co-edited Dutch-language volume on Tocqueville's relevance for the current debate on the future of liberal democracy. Nevertheless, on this Human Rights Day, I would like to draw attention to my previous book, Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully… Continue reading Temporarily 20% off my book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human at Routledge

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Tutorial “The U.S. Constitution”

Such a privilege to be currently teaching an eight-week elective course on the U.S. Constitution for Master's students in Constitutional and Administrative Law. Read the tutorial description here: Of course, it is extra fun to immerse oneself in American constitutional law in an election year. In this tutorial, however, we will not just go into… Continue reading Tutorial “The U.S. Constitution”

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Easter Podcast: “Lifelines”

I recorded this Easter Podcast, entitled "Lifelines," for all my followers and friends on social media who take an interest in my work-in-progress, and whom I dearly miss in this time of quarantine and cancelations. Easter Podcast " "Lifelines"Download

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Nieuwsbericht “Hans-Martien ten Napel in de nationale en internationale media over zijn boek”

De tekst van het nieuwsbericht luidt als volgt: "06 januari 2020 Voor de tweede keer binnen een half jaar is Hans-Martien ten Napel uitgenodigd om het openingsessay te schrijven voor een serie internationale blogposts. De eerste keer was op 15 juli 2019, toen hij de aftrap gaf voor een reeks over het recht op vrijheid van godsdienst… Continue reading Nieuwsbericht “Hans-Martien ten Napel in de nationale en internationale media over zijn boek”