This powerful summit will revolve around discussions on how to address the current political and social climate in the United States, using Iceland’s constitutional reform process as an example. Our goal is to create a non-partisan environment that will foster new approaches to democracy and a shared vocabulary. Many prominent political figures from Iceland will be in attendance as well as many of the authors of the new constitution. Furthermore, academics, activists, startups, and journalists from all over the United States and Europe are also coming to participate in this “Icelandic National Assembly” style event.
This gathering of citizens has piqued the interest of people from all around the globe - a mass exodus of Icelanders and Europeans are flying in just to sit at these tables because they know real change is possible through dialogic methodologies. This historic gathering will shape the way Americans think about democracy and human rights with a focus on the impact that dialogues can have on the democratic process. Iceland’s new constitution was written on a strong foundation in human rights and this conference aims to highlight this truly amazing story of how ordinary citizens enacted social change in their country.
Please register here: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/california-constitution-center/events/congress-icelands-democracy/