WWS Calendar

Democracy and Development in the Global South (New York, NY)

Apr 26, 2017 06:30PM to 07:45PM
Princeton Club of New York
Audience: 
Open to the Public, Registration Required
Speaker(s): 
Willy Mutunga, former Chief Justice & President, Supreme Court, Republic of Kenya; Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Fordham University * Jennifer Widner, Professor of Politics and Int'l Affairs; Director, Innovations for Successful Societies, Princetonr

In Conversation:

Justice Willy Mutunga and Professor Jennifer Widner

Democracies are fragile. What does it take to create, sustain and safeguard a modern democracy? From those examining emerging foreign threats to Western democracies to those pushing efforts in developing countries – all agree that the rule of law, stewarded by a well-grounded judicial system, is a vital component of a functioning democracy. Mutunga, a pioneer in the development of law and human rights in Kenya, will talk with Widner about steps the Global South can implement on a journey toward democracy.

Willy Mutunga, former Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kenya; Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham University

Jennifer Widner, Professor of Politics and International Affairs; Director, Innovations for Successful Societies, Princeton University

Reception: 6:30 - 7 p.m.
Discussion: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
 
Free and open to the public; club membership not required. RSVP is required.