The Third Session of the Arab Association’s Constitutional Law Academy
The Arab Association of Constitutional Law and International IDEA, with the support of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University, announce the third edition of the Arab Association’s Constitutional Academy. The Academy is part of an effort to encourage a dynamic, continuous, and in-depth exchange of ideas within a new generation of scholars in the Arab region. Participants who are admitted to the Academy are required to identify trends in constitution-making across the region, and examine both how new constitutions were negotiated and drafted, and the ways they have been implemented. The Academy’s participants engage with each other on a selected number of substantive areas and provide the opportunity to explore whether possible solutions to their common problems exist. The Academy’s participants will be selected according to a competitive process (see below).
The Academy Proceedings
Academy participants will spend two weeks in Tunis, Tunisia. During that period, they will work together to produce a number of joint policy papers on a specific and predetermined substantive areas (see below). Academy participants will work according to a research program and will be assisted by leading Tunisian, Arab and international scholars who will follow and contribute to their work on an ongoing basis.
Logistics, Expenses and Fees
All of the Academy participants’ travel, accommodation and living expenses will be covered by the Arab Association of Constitutional Law. In addition, each Academy participant will be paid USD 2,000 honorarium upon completion of the research project and approval of the Academy’s scientific committee.
Requirements and Application Deadline
The Academy welcomes applications from around the world. Applicants must at least have a master degree in law or political science or in a related field. The participants will be selected according to a competitive process. Interested candidates are required to submit an application no later than 24 July 2017. Applications must be sent to email@example.com by the application deadline. Applications should include the following:
- An up to date version of the applicant’s CV;
- A 1,500-word proposal describing the manner in which the applicant would approach the research question while in residence at the Academy, and the importance of the proposed project within the context of the applicant’s own past work (if relevant) and other scholarly work;
- A writing sample (which must be in Arabic);
- Two letters of recommendation.
Please note that the Arab Association of Constitutional Law will only respond to short listed applicants.
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