The Process, Promise, and Perils of Making A New Constitution for Chile


Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies, Auditorium (View on

Chile is currently engaged in the process of drafting an entirely new constitution, through a distinctive process that has generated a great deal of attention and controversy. The new constitutional text will be considered in a referendum this coming summer. This panel of Kellogg-affiliated scholars will discuss the historical, political, and juridical context, content, and implications of the Chilean constitutional revision, from both national and international perspectives.

Click here to read the Venice Commission's opinion on the drafting and adoption of a new Constitution for Chile.

Paolo Carozza, professor of law and director of the Kellogg Institute
Francisco Urbina, assistant professor of public law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Kellogg Institute visiting fellow
Samuel Valenzuela, professor of sociology and Kellogg Institute faculty fellow
Rossana Castiglioni (virtual), dean of social sciences and history, Diego Portales University, and former Kellogg Institute visiting fellow

Moderated by:
Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, professor of political science and global affairs, University of Notre Dame, and Kellogg Institute faculty fellow