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  • John Dean served as White House Counsel. His riveting testimony helped bring down the president. Elizabeth Holtzman, then the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, was a member of the House Judiciary Committee, which voted to impeach. Unpack what happened during Watergate and how it changed American politics with two of the main players from the era, and discuss what lessons we can draw for addressing abuse in politics today.

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • Brennan Center’s Faiza Patel will be one of the featured speakers at the 2017 National Conference of the National Association of Muslim Lawyers in Chicago, IL.

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:30am
  • Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery will discuss voting rights and the continued disenfranchisement of voter across the nation. Specifically, she will address the importance and power of the 'ballot box' in American democracy and how fight efforts to undercut the fundamental right to vote. Additionally, she will examine the impact of the Shelby decision on the Voting Rights Act and potential solutions to restore protections loss under the High Court's ruling.

    Friday, October 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 5:00pm
  • Join the Brennan Center and New York Immigration Coalition for a discussion on extreme vetting, the Muslim ban, and the implications for American democracy and society.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • Danielle Allen is a University Professor at Harvard University and the Director for the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. A political theorist, she is widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in ancient Athens and modern America. Join Allen and the Brennan Center for a discussion on her latest book, Cuz, and the “new American story”—narcotics, gangs, the War on Drugs—and the impact of the criminal justice system on the African American community in the late twentieth century.
    Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:00pm