An Argument Open to All: A Book Talk with Sanford Levinson

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Brennan Center for Justice presents:

An Argument Open to All: Reading The Federalist in the 21st Century

A Book Talk with Sanford Levinson
W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law, University of Texas Law School

Moderated by:

Victoria Bassetti
Author of Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters

In conversation with: 

Stephen Vladeck
Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
Gene Healy
Vice President, Cato Institute

Tuesday, March 29
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. Registration and Reception
12:30 p.m. Program

Abramson Family Auditorium
New York University in Washington, D.C.
1307 L Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

In An Argument Open to All: Reading The Federalist in the 21st Century, renowned legal scholar Sanford Levinson takes a novel approach to what is perhaps America’s most famous political tract. Levinson examines each essay of The Federalist, not for original intent of the Founders, but instead for the political wisdom it can offer us today. Levinson, in conversation with Steve Vladeck, a nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, and Gene Healy, distinguished author and expert on executive power, the role of the presidency, and federalism, will explore the relevance of The Federalist to today’s politics.

Join the Brennan Center for an engaging discussion with one of America’s most distinguished constitutional scholars on his exciting new book on Tuesday, March 29 at 12 p.m.

To RSVP fill out the form below or click HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Katzen at or 646.292.8368.