Democracy in Peril and American Elections
The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Lecture in Constitutional History and Law
Samuel Issacharoff, Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | 6:30 pm ET | $44 (Members $32; Chairman’s Council, Free)


How do democracies erode? Is American democracy itself in peril? Amid the ongoing national debates surrounding how elections are decided and certified, access to voting rights, and hyper-partisanship within the government, leading constitutional scholars discuss the threats to the nation’s democratic order and the critical issues that will shape upcoming elections.

Samuel Issacharoff is Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and the author of Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts. Akhil Reed Amar, a New-York Historical Society trustee, is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and the author of The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760–1840.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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