Richard Albert is the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in Canada, has published over fifteen books, including "Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions" (Oxford University Press 2019). He is the founding chairperson of the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism. He teaches courses in constitutional law, researches and writes about making and amending constitutions, and convenes international conferences in public law. His publications have been translated into Chinese, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. He holds law and political science degrees from Yale, Oxford and Harvard, and formerly served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of Canada.