The Presidency and Impeachment
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Akhil Reed Amar, Philip C. Bobbitt, Benno Schmidt (moderator)
Thu, October 11th, 2018 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)

Note: This event is sold out



“Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors…”
The framers established standards for impeachment of a sitting United States president, but how has the text of the Constitution been interpreted and enforced throughout American history? Leading constitutional scholars debate what constitutes an impeachable offense.

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and the author of the foreword to the second edition of Impeachment: A Handbook by Charles L. Black Jr. Philip C. Bobbitt is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School and the author of the forthcoming expanded edition of Black’s Impeachment: A Handbook. Benno Schmidt (moderator) is the former president of Yale University and former dean of Columbia Law School.

Presented as a part of the Presidential Historical Commission at New-York Historical Society


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


This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the evening of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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