The Salvatori Center studies topics in constitutional law, American political thought and development, political philosophy, and liberal democracy, as well as public policy as it relates to constitutional and philosophical questions. Harrison Fellowships provide funding for students to work on their own research under the supervision of a CMC faculty member. Harrison Fellows are expected to devote an average of 40 hours per semester over the course of the academic year to their research. The Harrison Fellowship is awarded to four students and is worth up to $2,000.
Applications are due on October 30th!
Previous Harrison Fellows
“The Conflict Between Universal Jurisdiction and State Sovereignty: Its Implications for the International Justice System”
Her project observed how constitutional interpretation has evolved due to changes in social norms, social movements, and contemporary debates regarding social equality, racial equity, and civil rights.
She examined theories of nationalism, specifically one that addresses its both exclusive and inclusive nature, in order to better understand the role it should, or should not, play in a liberal democracy.
She looked at different legal protections of free speech, the focus would be on the United States as compared to Germany, particularly in respect to the latter’s restrictions on hate speech in the wake of the Holocaust.
She examined issues of representation and voting from both perspectives.
“Factors that contribute to American colleges disinviting speakers from coming to their campus.”
“The way we study, think about, and (especially) teach and practice entrepreneurship and innovation in a free democratic society.”
“The rise of nationalism throughout Europe and its potential impact on the future development of human rights.”
“The Shifting Landscape of Israeli Constitutionalism.”
“Constitutional Law: National Powers, which is ‘Which branch, if any, has the right to be the final arbiter of the U.S. Constitution?”
“Francis Fukuyama’s Hegelian defense of liberal democracy.”
“Criminal Justice Reform: A Comparative Analysis of German and American Systems.”
“Trump, Populism, and Our Liberal Constitutional Order.”