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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Symposium on “Bicameralism under Pressure: Constitutional Reform of National Legislatures”

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend a two-day Global Symposium on “Bicameralism under Pressure: Constitutional Reform of National Legislatures,” to be held at LUISS Guido Carli University on Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3, 2016.

This program is convened by Cristina Fasone (LUISS), Antonia Baraggia (Milan) and me.

Organized in memory and in honor of Gabriella Angiulli, this Symposium will feature six panels structured around two keynote addresses: the first by Maria Elena Boschi (Italian Minister for Constitutional Reforms and the Relationship with Parliament) and the other by Meg Russell (University College London). Panels will focus on “Bicameralism in Constitutional Doctrines,” “Bicameralism in the Framework of the European Union,” “Italian Bicameralism in Comparative Perspective,” “Challenging Bicameralism,” “Reforming or Abolishing the Upper House?,” and “Bicameralism and Representation.”

We are pleased to highlight the participation of notable ICON-S leaders Sabino Cassese and Marta Cartabia.

All are welcome to attend. For free registration, please send an email with your identifying information to

We are grateful to our sponsors and institutional partners: the Center for Parliamentary Studies at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, the University of Milan’s Department of National and Supranational Public Law, the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S), and the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law.

More information follows below.

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