January 28, 2000 International Symposium on Democracy and the Rule of Law

March 7-10 at the Library of Congress and New York University

Public Contact: Library of Congress: Rose Marie Clemandot (202) 707-5067; New York University: Joan Dim (212) 998-6849
Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

Four U.S. Supreme Court Justices will be among the participants at an international symposium titled "Democracy and the Rule of Law in a Changing World Order" at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., March 7-9 with a closing session at the New York University School of Law March 10. The symposium, which will attract participants from all over the world, is free and open to the public.

Judges, legislators, legal scholars, and experts in various fields from 21 countries will analyze democracy and the rule of law with regard to the following topics: the state and human rights; corporate power and the global economy; national sovereignty; the roles of women; responsible and fair use of natural resources; religion and governance; and multiethnic and multiracial states.

Sessions take place in the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium in the Jefferson Building March 7 and 8 from 9 a.m to 6:30 p.m. and in the Library's Mumford Room in the Madison Building on March 9 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The symposium moves to the New York University School of Law's Vanderbilt Hall on March 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a schedule of panels, participants, biographies, and abstracts, see www.loc.gov/bicentennial.

In addition to support from the Library of Congress and the New York University School of Law, the symposium in funded in part through the generosity of Anthony and Beatrice Welters; William S. Hein & Co.; Court Record Services, Inc.; and the Friends of the Law Library (in association with gifts from the Fannie Mae Foundation; O'Melveny & Meyers LLP; the West Group; and LEXIS-NEXIS.)

Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and/or Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of the event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For other ADA accommodations please contact the Disability Employment Program Office at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice or [email protected].


PR 00-004
ISSN 0731-3527