(Re)imagining Socialist Constitutionalism

What are the stakes in revisiting, and maybe reinventing, the socialist tradition? In this conversation, Professors Willy Forbath (UT Austin School of Law) and Aziz Rana (Cornell Law School) will explore the history of socialist constitutionalism, its political-economic commitments, and how they might guide constitutional visions today. Professor Forbath will frame his remarks in terms of an international and comparative project, while Professor Rana will discuss his forthcoming book, The Constitutional Bind: Why a Broken Document Rules America (University of Chicago Press, 2024).