Panel Discussion 800 Years of Law: Magna Carta Past and Present

Open to the Public


Time 6:30-8:00pm

Location NYUAD Saadiyat Campus, Conference Center

In 1215 at Runnymede, near the River Thames in Surrey, England’s King John signed Magna Carta. Originally a peace treaty between the King and his barons, this "Great Charter" became one of the most significant legal documents in world. Promoting the idea that no-one is above the law, its clauses form the basis of legal systems around the world. This talk discusses Magna Carta’s history and profound impact upon our world today.

Image Credit: Magna Carta, 1215 (British Library Cotton MS Augustus II.106)


David Carpenter Professor of Medieval History, King's College London

Thomas Cogswell Professor of HistoryUniversity of California, Riverside 

Moderated by

Lubna Qassim Executive Vice President, Group Company Secretary & General Counsel, ENBD; UAE Alliances Director, British Business Group

Hosted by

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

In Collaboration with

British Embassy Abu Dhabi