800 Years of Law: Magna Carta Past and Present


WHEN October 4, 2015
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

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 DirectorBritish Business Group

In collaboration with
British Embassy Abu Dhabi

British Embassy Abu Dhabi


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

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