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Somin Delivers Lecture at McGill University

Professor Ilya Somin was a guest of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where on January 9 he delivered a lecture entitled "Democracy and Political Ignorance."

Somin's lecture was the latest in the university's Research Group on Constitutional Studies lecture series.

The Research Group on Constitutional Studies encourages research in political theory, political philosophy, jurisprudence, and normative and empirical studies of constitutionalism. It encompasses scholars from the Departments of Political Science and Philosophy and the Faculty of Law. Its emphases include federalism and legal pluralism; constitutional and analytical jurisprudence; the history of political thought, including the history of constitutionalism, social contract theory, and rights theory; theories of rights and justice; and the study of constitutional systems in practice.