Upcoming Events

  • Liza Goitein will participate in a panel discussion organized by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) about new developments in the methods the government uses to collect, search, store, and share information. This panel is part of an all-day convening about how digital searches, government surveillance programs, and new technologies are impacting Fourth Amendment protections in criminal cases.

    Friday, April 3, 2015 - 8:30am
  • The Brennan Center will host a discussion at the National Press Club about the relationship between secrecy and the fourth estate, one of the central themes of a new book authored by the Center's Chief Counsel, Frederick A.O. "Fritz" Schwarz, Jr.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
  • The Brennan Center will host a book talk and reception to celebrate Frederick A.O. "Fritz" Schwarz Jr. and his new book, Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy.

    Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:00pm
  • The Brennan Center will host a panel discussion to discuss the state of money in politics. Experts and insiders will take stock of the current campaign finance reform climate as well as explore possible paths for reform.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Past Events

  • Nicole Austin-Hillery will join Eric Sterling for a panel discussion on how the war on drugs infringes on civil liberties. This panel is the first event of the ACLU's Civil Liberties Week at Harvard Law School.

    Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
  • Nicole Austin-Hillery will participate in a Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform, discussing federal justice and sentencing reform. This summit will include remarks from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as well as a number of congressional leaders.

    Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:00am
  • The Brennan Center for Justice will host a book talk featuring Darryl Pinckney, contributor to The New York Review of Books and author of the book, Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
  • The Brennan Center will host a book talk with the Center's Founding Legal Director, Burt Neuborne, discussing his new book, "Madison's Music: On Reading the First Amendment."

    Friday, March 20, 2015 - 11:30am
  • The Brennan Center will co-sponsor a film screening and discussion of The Mind of Mark DeFriest in Washington, D.C. This documentary chronicles the life of erstwhile Florida prison escape artist Mark DeFriest, as well as the terrifying abuse he experienced in his decades in Florida’s prison system.

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm