There's a battle of sorts going on in Iceland to revise their constitution (one of the world's oldest) in an inclusive democratic way where fundamental issues like nature of democratic participation, ownership of natural resources, protection of nature, civic rights and liberties and ways in which governments can secure equal respect and protect human dignity. I've been invited to Reykjavik by the University of Iceland to participate in a conference next month, Democratic Constitutional Design, The Future of Public Engagement. A year ago I was invited by the University of California Berkeley, Berkeley Law to participate in a congress on Iceland's constitution in Berkeley, it was just a short trip by bus and Bart, this time around it will take more than I can muster. I need community help to help get me their. To learn more see my go-fund-me campaign to help get me their for the benefit of all people and planet. Thank you!
The conference addresses the role of constitutions and constitution-making in democracies in rebuilding trust in government and hosted by EDDA Center of Excellence at the University of Iceland in cooperation with the Office of the Prime Minister of Iceland and the Center for Democratic Constitutional Design.