One Year Under Trump: Solutions for Restoring Law and Democracy

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 5:45pm


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Vanderbilt Hall's Tishman Auditorium, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

5:45 p.m. - Check-in
6:15 p.m. - Program

One year after the election of Donald Trump as president, this special program looks forward and asks: What can we do now? Trump has broken countless unwritten norms of democratic conduct meant to protect against corruption and abuse. In the past, reform often followed abuse, frequently in the form of new laws: the limit of presidential terms, anti-nepotism laws, the special prosecutor law, the War Powers Act, and many others. This panel asks what has been different about this presidency, and what should be the agendas going forward to check presidential power and curb oval office misconduct.

We mark the one year anniversary of Trump’s electoral victory with Emily Bazelon, staff writer for New York Times MagazinePreet Bharara, former US Attorney, Southern District of NY, John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, and ABC's George Stephanopoulos for a public discussion of how to fortify our democracy in the Trump years and beyond.



Emily Bazelon, staff writer, New York Times Magazine; Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law, Yale Law School

Preet Bharara, professor, NYU School of Law; former US Attorney, Southern District of NY

John Podhoretz, editor, Commentary

George Stephanopoulos, chief anchor, ABC News (Moderator)