The Future of Democracy
The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Lecture in Constitutional History and Law
Richard H. Pildes, Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Thu, April 4th, 2019 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)


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.

Richard H. Pildes is Sulder Family Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and a former law clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court. Akhil Reed Amar (moderator), a trustee of the New-York Historical Society, is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.


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


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