Book Lunch Event with Prof Chris Thornhill

The Irish Centre for Human Rights invites you to a book launch and panel discussion on Human Rights, Inclusion and the Future of Global Society: A Sociological Perspective with Dr Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko of the Irish Centre of Human Rights, who recently published a book on the topic with Cambridge University Press and Professor Chris Thornhill of Manchester University, a world leading scholar in sociology of law.

Date: 16 January 2018 at 3pm
Venue: THB-G010 (The Hardiman Building)

Chris Thornhill is Professor in Law at the University of Manchester, UK. He has previously held professorial positions in different disciplines at Kings College London and Glasgow University and visiting Professorships in Chile and Brazil. His work is positioned in the interstices between Law, Sociology, Politics and History. 

In recent years, he has conducted extensive research on the sociology of constitutional law and the sociology of democracy. He has published a number of monographs and articles on these topics, which have been translated into many languages, and which have helped to establish the sociology of constitutions as an important and rapidly expanding field of legal research. A central aspect of his current research is a concern with the formation of the global legal system, in the context of which he examines processes of democratization. In this respect, his work is driven by the methodological endeavour to link the sociology of law with global sociology, and to articulate the importance of legal sociology for the comprehension of global society more broadly. 

                                                                                                            ALL WELCOME!