Dinner debate: Constitutzionalising the right to self-determination

Events / 13.6.13

Jason Sorens, is assistant professor in the political science department at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).  His primary research interests include fiscal federalism, public policy in federal systems, secessionism, and ethnic politics.

Last 13 June 2013 he discussed on prospects for the right to self determination in the framework of a Centre Maurits Coppieters dinner-debate.

Special attention was given to the topics discussed in his latest book “Secessionism” where he does a statistical analysis of the electoral support for pro-independence parties. The main policy recommendation arising from his analysis refers to the constitutionalisation of the right to self-determination as a tool to reduce likelihood of conflict in those cases where there exist pro-independence parties.

You can download here the Invitation to CMC dinner-debate with Jason Sorens


When: Thursday 13th June 2013 at 19:30
Where: L’Atelier européen (Altiero Spnielli room), 28 rue Franklin, 1000 Brussels

Interpretation: No interpretation provided. Working languages are English and French.

Chatham House rule:

The dinner is held under Chatham House rule of confidentiality.


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Note that a 35 EUR participation fee will be required.


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