Strategies for Strengthening Democracy and Rule of Law: National and International Perspectives

The Bulgarian Fulbright Commission is pleased to invite PhD, MA and BA students (in year 3 or 4), civic activists and professionals, interested in improving democratic and legal practices in their communities to participate in the 2022 FIS “Strategies for Strengthening Democracy and Rule of Law: National and International Perspectives”.

The Topic

The topic explores the effects of the rule of law on national governance and on maintaining international order. The participants will be discussing questions related to functioning of post-communist justice systems; the role of NGOs in accelerating transformations in political and legal environment; the role of democratic institutions and the judiciary in defining and defending national interest; the role of High and Constitutional Courts in shaping public opinion; the impact of enforcement and implementation in maintaining stability of international order.

The Purpose

The speakers include leading experts, professionals and policy makers in the spheres of Legal Studies, Sociology, Political Science, National and International Security from the US, the EU and Bulgaria.   

The purpose of the seminar is to provide context and knowledge about the current challenges to rule-of-law based governance. It aims to equip the participants with understanding, skills and practical tools to analyze the dynamic connection between public opinion and legislation, between democratic institutions and their legal foundations. FIS 2022 enables lecturers and students to establish international connections, create institutional linkages and form professional networks.

Participation

If you would like to attend this hybrid event, please, register below. In-person seats are limited.