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New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but we expect to reopen August 14 with a free, outdoor exhibition. See more details on our Visit page.

The Spirit of the Laws and the 2020 Election

Speaker: 
Philip Bobbitt
Samuel J. Rascoff
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Wed, 05/20/2020 - 18:30
Wed, May 20th, 2020 | 6:30 pm

PROGRAM CANCELLATION: This program has been canceled to help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our visitors and staff. More details on our Visit page. New-York Historical Society will reach out to all ticket buyers to review refund and ticket-to-donation options.

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The Spirit of the Laws and the Separation of Powers

Speaker: 
Akhil Reed Amar
Philip Bobbitt
Trevor Morrison (moderator)
Thu, 04/30/2020 - 18:30
Thu, April 30th, 2020 | 6:30 pm


PROGRAM CANCELLATION: This program has been canceled to help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our visitors and staff. More details on our Visit page. New-York Historical Society will reach out to all ticket buyers to review refund and ticket-to-donation options.

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Presidential Powers

Speaker: 
Bob Bauer
Charlie Savage
Lisa Monaco (moderator)
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 18:30
Wed, October 16th, 2019 | 6:30 pm

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How have Presidential powers helped or harmed the balance of power in our country, and what has been their effect on our democracy? Are there certain presidents who have abused their presidential powers or used them more effectively? Join leading experts as they discuss the controversies surrounding this issue both historically and today.   

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The Future of Democracy

Speaker: 
Richard H. Pildes
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Thu, 04/04/2019 - 18:30
Thu, April 4th, 2019 | 6:30 pm

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In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections, Americans are increasingly aware of issues of voter suppression, corruption, gerrymandering, and a partisan imbalance of power in our government. What are the biggest threats to democracy today, and how will it survive? Constitutional law experts will discuss the future of the democratic system of government in America.

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The First Amendment

Speaker: 
Amy Adler
Nadine Strossen
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 18:30
Tue, February 5th, 2019 | 6:30 pm
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The Presidents: James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President

Speaker: 
Noah R. Feldman
Samuel Issacharoff
Jeffrey Toobin (moderator)
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 18:30
Tue, November 27th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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James Madison indelibly changed the United States by designing the Constitution, leading the struggle for its ratification, and drafting the Bill of Rights. Discover how Madison, the first Founding Father to recognize the importance of public opinion, gave the United States its distinctive form of government and how Madison's legacy continues to resonate with contemporary American leaders.

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Sex, Law, and Politics in the Age of Trump

Speaker: 
Amy Adler
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:30
Tue, May 15th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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How will the current age shape the history of equal rights in America? With the Women’s Marches of January 2017 and 2018, widespread and ongoing harassment allegations in Hollywood and Washington D.C., and access to contraception and abortion dominating headlines and shaping national conversations, legal experts discuss gender discrimination, sexual harassment, abortion law, and women’s rights in American law and society.

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Presidential Powers and the Constitution

Speaker: 
Philip C. Bobbitt
Trevor W. Morrison
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:30
Thu, January 11th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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The scope of Presidential powers has been vehemently contested in recent years, but what are the historical and constitutional origins of executive power? Join leading legal experts as they uncover how the role of the U.S. president has been both expanded and constrained throughout American history. 

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America's Fragile Democracy

Speaker: 
Samuel Issacharoff
Jeffrey Toobin (moderator)
Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:30
Wed, October 18th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

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The founding generation of political leaders established the United States Constitution and solidified American law, but how have leaders from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama used their power to shape and influence our democratic institutions? Experts discuss the history of America’s fragile democracy.

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The Future of the Supreme Court

Speaker: 
Akhil Reed Amar
Jeffrey Rosen
Marcia Coyle (moderator)
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:30
Thu, May 25th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

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With a new administration settling into the White House, constitutional experts uncover one of the most transformative and enduring legacies presidents have on the future of American history and law—appointing justices to the Nation’s highest court. Join us for an engrossing talk on the future of the Supreme Court and learn how a new configuration of the judicial power will shape the country for years to come.

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