Constitutional Experts

  • Gianni Buquicchio, Italy
    He was awarded a PhD in law summa cum laude at Bari University in 1968 where he lectured in international public law until 1971. He joined the Council of Europe in 1971. During his professional career (1971-2009), he was responsible for a number of intergovernmental committees dealing with administrative law, international law, free movement of persons, data protection, etc. He contributed to the harmonisation of European law by preparing a large number of international treaties and recommendations. He was also responsible for the Conferences of European Ministers of Justice and for the Legal Advisor and Treaty Office of the Council of Europe.
    He contributed to the successful establishment (1990) and the development of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) by ensuring the conception and follow-up of projects concerning constitutional reforms and the setting up of democratic institutions within Europe and beyond.
    At the end of 2009, he retired from the Council of Europe and was elected President of the Venice Commission. He was re-elected President in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

  • Justin O. Frosini, Italy
    Justin O. Frosini is Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development and an Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is also Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law at Bocconi University. Prof. Frosini is the co-coordinator of a research group of the International Association of Constitutional Law devoted to Constitutionalism in Illiberal Democracies and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Constitutional Law published by Oxford University Press. Frosini has been a visiting professor at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada where, in 2010, he was awarded the European Union Centre of Excellence Visiting Scholar Grant.
    Prof. Frosini is the author of a ground-breaking book on the legal value of constitutional preambles for which he received an Excellency in Research Prize from Bocconi University in 2013. He has published copiously in English and Italian in the field of comparative constitutional law with particular attention to federalism, regionalism and devolution, Brexit and the European Union, constitutional justice and forms of government. His most recent publications include The Brexit car crash: using E.H. Carr to explain Britain’s choice to leave the European Union in 2016, in Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 27 (5) 2020, 761-778 (co-authored with Mark Gilbert); Dalla Sovranità del Parlamento alla Sovranità del Popolo, La rivoluzione costituzionale provocate da Brexit, Wolters Klewer – Cedam, Padova, 2020; Comparative Constitutional History Volume One: Principles, Developments, Challenges, Brill, Leiden, 2020 (co-edited with Jason Mazzone and Francesco Biagi); The Making of Constitutional Preambles, in H. Lerner, D. Landau (eds), Comparative Constitution-Making, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, 341-361 and Splendid Isolation or Open to the World? The Use of Foreign Law by the UK Supreme Court, in G.F. Ferrari (ed.) The Use of Foreign Law by Constitutional and Supreme Courts, Brill, Leiden, 29-68.
    Frosini is a regular media commentator and he writes a trimonthly report on constitutional matters in the United Kingdom for Quaderni costituzionali one of Italy’s leading constitutional law journals. He received his PhD in constitutional law from the University of Bologna.

  • Sara Pennicino, Italy
    Sara is a Senior Affiliated Research Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development, Adjunct Professor of International Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Europe and Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law at the University of Padua. Pennicino completed her PhD in Comparative Public Law (2008) at the University of Siena and was then awarded a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Bologna’s School of Law. In the meantime, she became a member of the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development (CCSDD) where to date she holds the position of Senior Affiliated Scholar. She is the author of a book on the use of the concept of legal reasonableness in the case law of the US Supreme Court and of numerous articles published in Italian and international law reviews regarding constitutional adjudication in common law systems and elections. Her research areas include electoral management in transitional and post conflict countries, systems of electoral justice, constitutional ban on political parties and constitutional eternity clauses. Sara works with the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (COESPU) training Italian and third country members of security forces with specific regard to human rights and policing, security and elections-related violence and humanitarian law.

  • Francesco Biagi, Italy
    Francesco is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development, as well as a Senior Assistant Professor of Comparative Public Law at the Department of Legal Studies of the University of Bologna. From October 2015 to January 2017 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law (Heidelberg), where he now works as a legal consultant. Biagi obtained a Ph.D. in Constitutional Law from the University of Ferrara after graduating in Law from the University of Bologna.He is the Coordinator of the Sub-Group on Africa of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) Research Group on Constitutionalism in Illiberal Democracies. He has written extensively on transition processes, constitution-building, forms of government, constitutional justice, fundamental rights, federalism, electoral justice, hybrid and illiberal regimes. His latest books include European Constitutional Courts and Transitions to Democracy (Cambridge University Press 2020), Comparative Constitutional History. Volume 1: Principles, Developments, Challenges (edited with J.O. Frosini and J. Mazzone, Brill 2020), and Political and Constitutional Transitions in North Africa: Actors and Factors (edited with J.O. Frosini, Routledge 2015). In 2017 he obtained the National Scientific Qualification to become Associate Professor of Comparative Law.

  • Carna Pištan, Italy
    Carna is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development and a Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Global Fellow at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University (US) and the Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research (Italy). Previously, she was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Udine, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Comparative Public Law at the University of Udine (2016-2019), and University of Bologna (2010-2016). Pistan obtained a Ph.D. in Constitutional Law from the University of Bologna after graduating in Political Science from the University of Trieste. She is the Coordinator of the Sub-Group on Eastern Europe and Eurasia of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) Research Group on Constitutionalism in Illiberal Democracies. From 2013 to 2019 she was the Main Researcher for the CCSDD project on “The Role of Constitutional Courts in the Challenges to Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights in Central Asia”, funded by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, LA. She is the author of several book chapters and articles focusing on democratic transitions, constitutional justice, hybrid regimes, illiberal constitutionalism, nationalism, collective memory and national identity, with particular reference to Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union sphere, and the author of the monograph “Between democracy and authoritarianism: experiences of constitutional justice in Central and Eastern Europe and post-Soviet Union countries” (BUP, 2015, in Italian). She is currently working on the project: “Illusions of eternity: the Constitution as a lieu de mémoire and the problem of collective remembrance in the Western Balkans” that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie grant agreement No 898966.

  • Marko Milenkovic, Italy
    Marko is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Developmentand a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences Belgrade (Centre for Legal Research). Marko has a PhD from the University of Belgrade and LL.M. from the University of Cambridge. He has been associated fellow at SAIS from 2016 – 2019, visiting postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bologna – International Research Center for European Law (CIRDE) in 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 as well as visiting researcher at Europa Kolleg in Hamburg in 2015. Marko has been teaching in CCSDD summer school EU and has been an academic coordinator of the programme since 2016. He is steering committee member of the Academic Research Network on EU Agencies and Institutional Innovation (TARN). Marko has a wide experience in implementation of projects aimed and legal transformation and advancement of the rule of law. He has published in areas of European Integration, Public Law Reforms and Institutional Change, Environmental Law, Health Law and State Aid.

  • Svetlana Chetaikina, Italy
    Svetlana is an Affiliated Scholar at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development, as well as a PhD candidate at the University of Padova. Her current research is related to international electoral standards. Svetlana holds an LL.M. degree in Comparative Constitutional Law from Central European University. She has considerable practical experience in the fields of constitutional and electoral law. She has participated in about a dozen of international election observation missions as a legal and election analyst in Central and Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Western Balkans, and Central Asia. She has authored articles on suffrage rights and international standards for democratic elections. Svetlana has taught courses and workshops on election observation and assistance.

  • Giuseppe de Vergottini, Italy
    Giuseppe is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Advisory Board and is the co-funder of the CCSDD. He is Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna. Prof. de Vergottini is a world renowned constitutional scholar and is an expert in the fields of: comparative constitutional law, national security and emergencies, Government – Parliament relations, constitutional reform and federalism

  • Taysier Roberto Mahajnah, Italy
    Taysier is an Affiliated Researcher at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development. He holds a degree from the University of Bologna (Laurea Magistrale in Law, 2021). His thesis “Corti Costituzionali e Decadimento Democratico: Ungheria e Turchia a Confronto” (Constitutional Courts and Democratic Decay: Hungary and Turkey in Comparison) focuses on the new ways through which illiberal regimes are deteriorating the democratic predicates. He has been collaborating with the CCSDD since 2018 as Research Assistant and published an article on the CCSDD blog entitled: “The Rojava Experiment: Ideological Manifesto or New Legal Order?” aimed to explore the democratic experiment developing in Syrian Kurdistan since 2014. He is currently a student of the Legal Theory LL.M. at the European Academy of Legal Theory at the Goethe University, Frankfurt.

  • Viktoria Lapa, Italy
    Viktoria is an Affiliated Scholar at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development, as well as an Associate Fellow at SAIS Europe, a Lecturer at Bocconi University, Milan and a Guest Lecturer at the University of Bologna. Previously she was Visiting Research Fellow, Lauterpacht Center for International Law, University of Cambridge (2018); Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law (2017-2018); Junior Lawyer at Dentons, Ukraine (2014-2015); and Public Prosecutor in Ukraine (2011-2012). She received her PhD in Law from Bocconi University and was awarded an LL.M. from the University of Barcelona and Maastricht University. Viktoriia has published in areas of international trade law and constitutional law of Ukraine. Her recent publication includes a co-authored with Justin O.Frosini chapter on the historical and legal significance of the constitutional preamble of Ukraine in Comparative Constitutional History published by Brill in 2020.

  • Alexandra Malangone
    Alexandra is an Affilliated Practitioner at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development, as well as Slovak lawyer, specialised in immigration and asylum law, and a former member of the Council of Europe GRETA committee (2008-2016). Since 2012, she worked as a Senior Lawyer at Human Rights League, a prominent Slovak NGO, leading its work in addressing nexus between human trafficking and migration. She holds Masters degree in International and European Law from the Utrecht University in the Netherlands (2002), and Masters degree in International Cooperation and Development from the University of Pavia (2005) where she was a recipient of two Academic Excellence Scholarships. Alexandra is a 2016 US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program in Trafficking in Persons Alumni. NGO Human Rights League, where she had worked is a holder of Human Rights Defender Award (2013) awarded by the US Embassy in Bratislava, Orange Foundation 2016 Award, People in Need 2016 Award. Apart from joining the CCSDD as an Associate Practitioner, she regularly consults for the OSCE, OSCE/ODIHR, UNODC, UNHCR, Council of Europe, ECPAT, EU Fundamental Human Rights Agency, and the Municipality of Venice Numero Verde Anti-tratta.

  • Giuseppina Scala, Italy
    Giuseppina is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development, as well as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Comparative Public Law at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI) of the University of Padova. She holds a Ph.D in Canon and Ecclesiastical Law from Macerata University after graduating in International Politics and Diplomacy from the University of Padova.
    Giuseppina became an affiliated research fellow of the CCSDD in 2019 where she is responsible for the Spin-off project “Legal Reforms in Nordic Constitutionalism: the Challenges of a State-religion” within the main research field “Constitutionalism in Illiberal Democracies”.
    She is the author of several articles focusing on comparative public law and ecclesiastical law with particular reference to the countries of Northern Europe and she is now involved in a project dedicated to the guarantee of fundamental freedoms from the perspective of the legal institution of subjective public right.

  • Andrew Harding, UK
    Professor Andrew Harding is a leading scholar in the fields of Asian legal studies and comparative constitutional law. He commenced his academic career at NUS before moving to SOAS, University of London, where he became Head of the School of Law. He joined NUS from the University of Victoria, BC Canada, where he was Professor of Asia-Pacific Legal Relations and Director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives. At NUS he held the positions of Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Director of the Asian Law Institute, and Chief Editor of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law.
    Professor Harding has worked extensively on constitutional law in Malaysia and Thailand, and has made extensive contributions to scholarship in comparative law, and law and development, having published 20 books as author or editor. He is co-founding-editor of Hart Publishing’s book series ‘Constitutional Systems of the World’, a major resource for contextual analysis of constitutional systems, and has authored the books on Malaysia and Thailand in that series (2011, 2012). His most recent book is Constitutionalism and Legal Change in Myanmar (2017).

  • Robert Poll, Germany
    Author working on constitutional matters.Works for the Rule of Law Program Middle East/ North Africa of the Konard Adenauer Foundation in Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Anja Schoeller-Schletter, Germany
    Expert in International and Comparative Law. Focusing on Law and Development in the Middle East following a decade of research and cooperation in Central Asia and Latin America. Since her dissertation on the Constitutional Reform and Institutional Changes in post 1989 Latin America, she has published on legal reform (constitutional law and investment law) in Egypt and Spain and published a large number of articles on law-and-development themes, including on the recent constitutional developments in Egypt.
    She is now heading the Rule of Law Program North Africa & Middle East, of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Borowski, Germany
    Chair of Public Law, Constitutional Theory and Legal Philosophy.
    University of Heidelberg
    Institute for Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory and Legal Philosophy
    Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 6-10
    69117 Heidelberg
    Tel .: +49 (0) 6221/54 74 62
    Fax: +49 (0) 6221/54 74 63

  • Professor Dr. Bernd Grzeszick, Germany
    Chair for Public Law, International Public Law, General State Doctrine and Legal Philosophy. Institute for Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory and Legal Philosophy
    Tel .: ++ 49 (0) 6221 / 54-7432
    Room 125, 1st floor, side building

  • Prof. Dr. Anja Seibert-Fohr, Germany
    Dr. Anjja has been the German judge at the European Court of Human Rights since January 1, 2020
    Friedrich-Ebert-Platz 2
    69117 Heidelberg
    Tel +49 (0) 6221 / 54-7469
    Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54-1617469

  • Prof. Mattias Kumm, Germany
    Since 01 2012 Managing Head of the Center for Global Constitutionalism. Since 08 2010 Research Professor “Global Public Law” at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and “Rule of Law in the Age of Globalization” at Humboldt University Berlin.
    Tel: +49 30 25491 256
    Fax: +49 30 25491 542

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel, Germany
    Director of the research unit “Democracy and Democratization” at the WZB – Berlin Social Science Center. Professor of Comparative Political Science and Democracy Research, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Arts III, Department of Social Sciences.
    Tel: +49 30 25491 330
    Fax : +49 30 25491 345

  • Dr Kathrin Maria Scherr, Germany
    Managing Director at Max Planck Foundation – MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa. Public International Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Transitional Justice, Rule of Law and State-Building in Post-Conflict States, International Human Rights Law.
    Phone: +49 6221 91404 34

  • Prof Dr h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum, Germany
    Since 9/2021 Honorary Director at the Max Planck Foundation. He is specialized in Constitutional Law, International Law, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, International Law of the Sea, Legal Pluralism.
    Phone: +49 6221 91404 37

  • Anna Jonsson Cornell, Sweden
    Anna Jonsson Cornell is professor of comparative constitutional law and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law at Uppsala Univeristy. She is also the Secretary General of the International Association of Constitutional Law. She is the funder of the Human Rights Clinic at the Law Faculty. Between 2010 and 2015 she was Research Director of Uppsala Forum for Democracy, Peace and Justice.
    Phone: +4618-471 7661

  • Philippe Xavier, France
    Expert et professor of Public law. He is specialized in constitutional law and transitional justice. Parmi ses Thèmes de recherche Droit constitutionnel (étrangers et comparé) ; Justice transitionnelle ; Droit international humanitaire ; Droit international penal. Ses Projets de recherche sont concentres sur: droits constitutionnels étrangers ; justice constitutionnelle comparé ; processus constituants dans les Etats en sortie de crise – Justice transitionnelle et justice internationale pénale : commissions Vérité et réconciliation ; Juridictions pénales spéciales nationales et internationales ; crimes internationaux liés aux situations de conflit et de crise – Droit international humanitaire – Droits coutumiers et ordres juridiques pluraux.
    Tel : +33 1 44 78 33 53
    Email :

  • Jan VELAERS, Belgium
    Docteur en droit (Université d’Anvers) et licencié en philosophie et lettres (K.U. Leuven). Il est professeur à l’Université d’Anvers où il enseigne e.a. les cours “Sources et principes du droit” et « Droit Constitutionnel ».
    Il a publié sur différents aspects des institutions belges et des droits de l’homme et notamment des livres sur les limites à la liberté d’expression (1989), la cour constitutionnelle (1985/1989), la “Leopold III et la question royale, 1940-1944” (1994), le Conseil d’Etat et la Constitution (2000), l’emploi des langues (2002), « Albert I, Roi, en temps de guerre et de crise 1909-1934 » (2009) « La Constitution belge », 3 vol. (2019).
    Il est assesseur au Conseil d’Etat, section législation et membre de l’Académie Royale flamande de Belgique. Il a été doyen de la Faculté de Droit de l’Université d’Anvers (UFSIA) de 1997 à 2003.

  • Jean-Claude SCHOLSEM, Belgium
    Il est un professeur à l’Université de Liège en droit constitutionnel, droit constitutionnel comparé et droit des finances publiques (depuis 1981).
    Membre du Conseil supérieur de la Justice (depuis 2000).
    Membre de la Commission européenne pour la démocratie par le droit (depuis 1990).

  • Prof. mr. Janneke Gerards, Netherlands
    Constitutional Law, Fundamental Rights, European Convention on Human Rights, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Judicial Review, Law and technology.

  • Mr. Niels Graaf MA, Netherlands
    European Constitutional Law, French Constitutional Law, Intellectual History, Legal History, Legal Theory, Comparative Law.

  • Erind Merkuri, Albania
    Lecturer and researcher in the Constitutional Law. Experienced Attorney At Law with a demonstrated history of working and representing cases before the administrative courts and the Constitutional Court. Skilled in Legal Writing, Constitutional Law, Legal Research, and Microsoft Office. Strong legal professional graduated from University of Tirana, Faculty of Law.

  • Elsa Toska, Albania
    Senior expert in constitutional justice, working for more than 14 years in the decision making process of the Constitutional Court.

  • Adrienne Stone, Australia
    Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Director, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne, Australia.
    Tel: +61 3 83447135
    Email: – Room 0829

  • Dr. Julio Baquero Cruz, Spain
    Baquero Cruz was Research Fellow at CEPC until March 2009, when he took up a position in the Legal Service of the European Commission. Baquero Cruz continues to be involved in RECON’s WP 2 in cooperation with CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas) in Madrid. He was Marie Curie Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre (EUI) in 2005-2006, and has been visiting professor at the Instituto Ortega y Gasset in Madrid and at the Academy of European Law in Florence. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, an LL.M. from the College of Europe, Bruges, and a Spanish Law degree. From 2000 to 2004 he was a référendaire at the European Court of Justice, He has lectured and published extensively on EU law, including economic and constitutional issues.

  • Antonio Barroso Villaescusa, Spain
    Barroso holds a Diploma on Political and Constitutional Studies from CEPC, an MA in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe, and a BA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Granada. He has completed internships at the European Commission (DG TREN) and at the Centre for Sociological Research (Spain). His main research interests are EU regulatory reform and EU treaty-reform.

  • Svetlozar Andreev, Spain
    Svetlozar Andreev is Research Fellow at CEPC and junior lecturer (returning scholar and AFP Fellow) at the Department of Political Science, Sofia University, Bulgaria. Previously he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London, UK. In 2002 he held an OSI research grant at the Mirovni Institut in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His research interests include post-communist democratization, comparative regional integration and enlargement, European citizenship and legitimacy problems, and the future of EU borders, and he was part of RECON’s WP 8.

  • Philip Dimitrov, Bulgaria
    Philip Dimitrov is member of the Constitutional Court of Bulgaria since 2015 and member of the Venice Commission for Democracy through Law since 2016. Since December, 2019 Mr. Dimitrov is also a Vice-President of the Venice Commission. Before that he was Ambassador of the EU to Georgia (2010-2014) and earlier – Ambassador of Bulgaria to the UN (1997-1998) and to the US (1998-2002), Deputy Speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament (2005-2008) Member of the European Parliament (2007) and of the Bulgarian Parliament (1993-1997). He was the first freely elected Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1991-1992).

  • Mr Toma Galli, Croatia
    Director, Directorate of International Law, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
    Mr Toma Galli was graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, with a major in international public law. He entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for International Legal Affairs, in 1998 and in 2000 was appointed Depositary of the Collection of Treaties. From 2002 to 2007 he served in the Croatian Mission to the UN in Geneva mainly dealing with disarmament and international humanitarian law issues. In 2007 he was appointed Head of the Department for General and Special Issues of International Law in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and from 2008 to 2013 he served in the Croatian Mission to the UN in New York. During Croatia’s membership in the UN Security Council (2008/2009) he served as a member of the Croatian Security Council team in charge of the following portfolios: Afghanistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Western Sahara, the 1540 Committee (nonproliferation of weapons of mass distraction to non-state actors) and the 1718 Committee (North Korea). From 2010 to 2013 he was legal adviser to the Croatian Mission to the UN in New York and in 2013, when Croatia took over the Presidency of the Peacebuilding Commission, he acted as first adviser to the PBC Chair. After his return to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in 2013 he was appointed Director of the International Law Directorate. He has published a number of articles on disarmament and international humanitarian law and translated into Croatian several books on international humanitarian law and related issues. He is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of French. During his parallel studies at the Faculty of Philosophy he developed a profound interest in philosophy and published a number of articles on different philosophical questions, including on broader issues of philosophy of law.

  • Nathan J. Brown, US
    Non-resident senior fellow Carnegie Endowment Middle East program. PhD, MA, Princeton University. BA, University of Chicago. Brown, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, is a distinguished scholar and author of six well-received books on Arab politics.
  • Frances Z. Brown, US
    Frances Z. Brown is a senior fellow and co-director of Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, who previously worked at the White House, USAID, and in nongovernmental organizations. She writes on conflict, governance, and U.S. foreign policy.

  • Rachel Kleinfeld,US
    Rachel Kleinfeld is a senior fellow in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where she focuses on issues of rule of law, security, and governance in post-conflict countries, fragile states, and states in transition.

    Thomas Donnelly is senior fellow for constitutional studies at the National Constitution Center. Donnelly’s specialties include constitutional theory, American political development, and American constitutional history (particularly, the Reconstruction era). Prior to joining the National Constitution Center in 2016, Thomas Donnelly served as counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center, as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, and as a law clerk for the Hon. Thomas Ambro on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is the recipient of the Judge William E. Miller Prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. His academic writings have appeared in The Yale Law Journal, the Wisconsin Law Review, and Constitutional Commentary.

    Lana is the Senior Director of Content, Constitutional Fellow, and Senior Counsel at the National Constitution Center, where she manages the Center’s constitutional content and programming initiatives. As the Center’s senior counsel, she assists with any legal matters relating to the National Constitution Center’s operations, including contracts and intellectual property matters. She also directs the Center’s new Continuing Legal Education program.