Professor Sid Shapiro presents lecture at University of Padua

Professor Sid Shapiro presented a public lecture at the University of Padua, Padua, Italy, on April 19.  His topic was “A Pragmatic Perspective on Democracy and Regulation.”  Omar Monisteir, a journalist for the Padua newspaper, Il Mattino di Padova, moderated the lecture. 

Professor Mario Bertolissa, Professor of Constitutional Studies, University of Padua, commented on Professor Shapiro’s presentation.  Students, professors and members of the community attended.

Professor Shapiro’s lecture was based on a book on which he is working, “Achieving Democracy: A Return to Progressive Government,” which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013.  His co-author is Professor Joe Tomain, Dean Emeritus and Ziegler Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati. 

Professor Shapiro, who is on sabbatical this semester, is an academic visitor at University College, Oxford University.  He taught a short course at the University of Tel Aviv in March on “Law, Legitimacy, and Government Regulation.”  He had students from the Australia, Israel, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. 

Professor Shapiro has also presented papers on aspects of his book at the University of Tel Aviv and Leeds University Law School, and to the Regulatory Study Group and the Environmental Study Group, both at Oxford University.  He will also present a paper based on the book at the Fourth Biennial Conference on New Perspectives on Regulation, Governance and Learning, sponsored by the Regulatory Governance Standing Group, which will take place at Exeter University, Exeter England, in June.