ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellowship
Funded by a generous endowment by Dr ST Lee, of Singapore, this Fellowship is open to invited nominees of professorial (or equivalent) status, for the purpose of supporting research in London in any field relevant to the work of one or more of the School’s ten research institutes and the Human Rights Consortium.
ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellowship 2014:
An ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Lawrence Joseph.
A constitutional law expert who became President of Grenada’s Senate last year, Dr Joseph will be based at the School from 4 March to 7 April.
Dr Joseph, who studied for his PhD at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), will conduct a series of free public lectures on the theme of ‘constitutionalism, revolutions and the question of legitimacy’. They will be held at IALS, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Cardiff Law School.
As a qualified barrister with expertise in interdisciplinary fields that span law, political science and modern history, Dr Joseph is well respected in legal and political communities in the Caribbean. His government appointments include that of Speaker of Grenada’s House of Representatives as well as its attorney general. He is also Vice-President of the Grenada Bar Association and a prolific writer, engaging in what he describes as fruitful ‘conversations’ with the general public through weekly articles in the local media on a wide range of topics involving governance and institutional development.
Programme of public lectures, March–April 2014
6 March 2014, 18.00–19.15
Constitutionalism as a Democrat’s Dream: The Grenada Experience
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B
10 March 2014, 16.00–17.15
To what extent do Citizens have an Obligation to obey the State?
Canada Room, Council Chamber, Queen’s University Belfast, 27-30 University Square, Belfast BT7 1NN
20 March, 13.00–14.00 (arrive 12.30)
Revolutionary Governments and the Question of Legitimacy
University of Cardiff Law School, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX
Entry is free to all three lectures and all are welcome.