Professor John Plecnik was awarded a bilateral grant from the Public Research Agency of the Republic of Slovenia in partnership with Professor Matej Avbelj and Professor Jernej Letnar Černič of the Graduate School of Government and European Studies in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The grant will support an international faculty and research exchange between Cleveland State University and the Graduate School of Government and European Studies to discuss “the rule of law in the constitutional systems of Slovenia and the United States of America.”
Professor Plecnik’s research focuses on the intersection of taxation and public policy, and his work on constitutional law has been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States. Professor Avbelj’s research focuses on democracy and the rule of law with an emphasis on European Union law. Professor Černič’s research focuses on political systems as well as constitutional law, international law, human rights law and administrative law.
To fulfill their grant project, Professor Plecnik and his Slovenian colleagues will visit each other’s schools over the next two years. They will give a series of presentations and guest lectures on their latest research to faculty and students.