A more perfect union, by design

Promoting nationwide conversations about constitutional design.

Center for Constitutional Design

The mission of the Center for Constitutional Design is to promote nationwide conversations about constitutional reform and the advancement of constitutional democracy; to suggest ways reforms could be implemented to preserve our constitutional system; to leverage knowledge of other nations’ constitutions to better understand our own; and to convene, collaborate, and coordinate with citizens, thinkers, commentators, and institutions—nationally and internationally—to achieve these ends.

Our initiatives

Comparative Constitutional Law

There is much to learn from democracies around the world. The Center is building an international network of comparative constitutional scholars.

Fellows in Constitutional Design

The Center advances dialogue over approaches to constitutional reform and the preservation of democracy.

Our initiatives focus on three key areas

Research and innovation

The Center will develop, organize, and promote new ideas for reforming and strengthening our constitutional system, through inquiry that explores our constitution in a global and comparative perspective.


The Center will educate the public. All work of the Center, created and disseminated under the Research and Innovation projects, will be publicly available and translated to better inform the public at all levels.


The Center, through curricular development and potential litigation support, will positively impact the national dialogue over constitutional reform.

News and Announcements

  • Uzbekistan, A Topic of Interest for International Conference on Constitutional Reform

  • Mexico President Announces Intentions for Constitutional Reform

  • ASU interview’s Executive Director of Center for Constitutional Design for Explanation of Trump Trial

Upcoming Events

The State of Free Expression in the U.S. and Abroad

Join free-speech advocates Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion, political activist, and chairman of the Renew Democracy Initiative; Evan Mawarire, Zimbabwean pastor and democratic activist; and Suzanne Nossel, CEO of

June 5, 2023

Amending the Constitution: Twin Jeopardies

Join the Center for Constitutional Design for our 1st Annual Constitution Day Address. Our inaugural Constitution Day speaker will be Russ Feingold, President of the American Constitution Society. He served

September 14, 2023
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