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Friday, March 7 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Constitutions New and Old: Common Ground

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Constitutions are the common ground of civil society.  Now celebrating its 200th year, the Norwegian constitution and its older American counterpart have spawned and influenced democracies on every continent.  This has never been more true than in the past two decades.  How do new democracies use these treasured legacies to address contemporary issues?  

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Juliana Baffoe

Juliana Baffoe is a Norwegian Foreign Service Diplomat at the Embassy in Washington, D.C, where she is in charge of the work on the Bicentennial of the Norwegian Constitution and coordinates the Security Policy Team at the Embassy. Ms. Baffoe served in the Republic of South Sudan from its independence in 2011 to 2013. While in South Sudan, she supported the new nation’s efforts for a constitutional review process. She received her... Read More →
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John Tunheim

United States District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Judge John R. Tunheim is a U.S. District Court Judge in Minnesota. He was Chairman of the U.S. Assassination Records Review Board. Judge Tunheim has worked extensively in Kosovo regarding development of the constitution in Uzbekistan concerning criminal law procedure development, and in south Asia with the United Nations Executive Directorate on Counter Terrorism. He has taught federal and state constitutional law as an Adjunct Professor at the... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Humphrey School: Forum Room UMN West Bank

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