Past Events

  • Danyelle Solomon and Rachel Levinson-Waldman will serve on a panel during the National Legal Aid and Defender Association's Annual Conference to discuss the capacity of body-worn cameras to address police brutality and explore the impact of such cameras in minority communities, which are already highly surveilled.

    Friday, November 6, 2015 - 10:30am
  • The U.S. government has increased emphasis on implementing programs aimed at Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). But do these programs work and can they be structured to avoid characterizing minority communities as suspect? Experts will discuss these important and timely issues.

    Friday, October 30, 2015 - 1:00pm
  • The Brennan Center for Justice and Justice at Stake will host a discussion featuring the latest report in the New Politics of Judicial Elections series. Panelists will discuss the repercussions of large amounts of special interest spending in judicial elections during the 2013-2014 cycle.

    Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 9:00am
  • Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr. and Mike German will participate in a conference to discuss the mechanics, difficulties, and importance of congressional oversight of intelligence activities as well as review the status of the Church Committee reforms of 1975 and Congress' ability to oversee classified programs.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:30am
  • Faiza Patel will participate in a panel discussion at a conference sponsored by the Roger Williams University School of Law. Key players in cyberlaw's future, along with other experts from government, academia, and the private sector, will highlight the risks and propose solutions for issues surrounding cybersecurity, encryption, and government surveillance.

    Friday, October 16, 2015 - 8:00am
  • Nicole Austin-Hillery will serve as a speaker at a forum at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham to discuss money in politics from a civil rights perspective.

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:30pm
  • The Brennan Center will host a book talk with Ari Berman, discussing his new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
  • The Brennan Center will host a discussion about how political parties can boost electoral participation and in turn, produce a more transparent and inclusive democracy.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
  • Rachel Levinson-Waldman, Michael Price, and Michael German will all participate in the 25th Annual Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference, which is the premier event examining the intersection of policy, technology, and action. As part of the keynote address, Michael German will be in conversation with Edward Snowden, discussing historical comparisons of surveillance programs and their impact on civil liberties, from COINTELPRO to the Snowden revelations.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 8:00am to Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 5:00pm
  • The Brennan Center will host a discussion about the challenges with today's voting machine technologies. Experts will discuss current risks, changing technologies, and possible solutions and paths for reform.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:00pm