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Grimm to speak on national constitutional courts in European Democracy

Dieter Grimm, a permanent fellow and former rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Institute for Advanced Study and a professor of law at Humboldt University of Berlin, will speak on “The Role of National Constitutional Courts in European Democracy ,” on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in 010 East Pyne at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, the European Union Program and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by March 5, 2014, to Kathleen Allen at or 609-258-5978.**

Grimm is a visiting professor of law and the Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice at Yale Law School this spring. From 1987 until 1999, he served as a justice on the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. An honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he holds a law degree from the University of Frankfurt and an L.L.M. from Harvard University.

The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society can be found on the Web at Jan-Werner Müller, professor of politics is acting director for 2013-14.

For more information, contact Kathleen Allen at or (609) 258-5978.