Upcoming Events

  • Brennan Center President Michael Waldman will join Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann to discusses Judge Katzmann's new book, Judging Statutes, in which he argues that our constitutional system charges Congress with enacting laws; therefore, how Congress makes its purposes known through both the laws and reliable accompanying materials should be respected.

    Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:00pm
  • Please join the Brennan Center, Mother Jones, MSNBC's Alex Wagner, and the New York Post's Robert A. George for a pre-election primer on the state of our democracy.

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
  • The Brennan Center will host a panel discussion about the state of voting for the Latino community in 2014. What can Latinos around the country expect when they head to the polls this November? Speakers will include the National Institute for Latino Policy's Angelo Falcon, the NALEO Educational Fund's Julissa Gutierrez, Dominicanos USA's Jorge Mursuli, and the Brennan Center's Myrna Perez.

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
  • Elizabeth Goitein and Faiza Patel will discuss the new world of domestic surveillance at Berkeley Law's "Next 50 Years" Ruth Chance Lecture Series.

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 1:00pm
  • Dean Martha Minow will present Part I of the 2014-2015 Jorde Symposium at Berkeley Law School, discussing what place forgiveness has—and should have—in a formal legal system.

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:30pm

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Past Events

  • The Brennan Center for Justice will host a Capitol Hill briefing featuring a panel of experts to discuss how the Voter Registration Modernization Act could help improve our nation’s outdated election system by expanding the number of states that offer online registration.

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 4:00pm
  • The Brennan Center will host a discussion featuring the producers of two new groundbreaking documentary films from HBO and Al Jazeera that look at how communities are impacted by law enforcement’s use of informants.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
  • The Brennan Center will host a day-long convening to discuss how to reduce the nation’s incarcerated population and reduce violence by implementing new priorities and economic incentives for law enforcement. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver the keynote address.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:30am
  • The Brennan Center will co-sponsor the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's 13th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference. U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. will address attendees, and is expected to address topical issues of interest to the criminal defense bar.

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:00am to Friday, August 1, 2014 - 8:00pm
  • Senators Ben Cardin and Rand Paul will join a Brennan Center and ACLU panel to discuss the current state of voting rights restoration and explore ways to bring more Americans back into our democracy.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 2:00pm