Past Events

  • In this symposium, Prof. James Forman, Jr. will reflect on the lessons of his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, and discuss what is needed now to build a powerful movement to end mass incarceration. Forman will be joined by Rachel Barkow (NYU School of Law) and Paul Butler (Georgetown Law).

    Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm
  • rachel barkow

    For legal expert Rachel Barkow, America’s criminal justice policy reflects irrational fears promoted by politicians in order to win elections. In her newest book, Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration, Barkow looks at the extensive societal damage wrought by such a policy – and argues for an institutional shift toward data and expertise, with prescriptions rooted in a thorough and refreshingly ideology-free cost–benefit analysis of how to cut mass incarceration while maintaining public safety.

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
  • DahliaLithwich_RobertTsai

    "Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation" reviews the history of legal measures to fight injustice, and lays a groundwork for our efforts to build a more perfect union today

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • HistoryofUS

    Historians Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer, authors of “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974,” join journalist Soledad O’Brien to discuss the traumatic events that forged a path for the political divisions that today threaten to tear us apart.

    Monday, February 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Ta-Nehisi Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books "The Beautiful Struggle", "We Were Eight Years in Power", and "Between The World And Me," which won the National Book Award in 2015. Ta-Nehisi is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics "The Black Panther" and "Captain America."

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Join election officials, cybersecurity experts, policy makers, and others for a practical overview of cutting-edge post-election audits, which provide statistical confidence in election outcomes.

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • In a time when institutional checks and balances are being tested, do these extraordinary powers protect our democracy, or do they put it at risk?

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • SayuBhojwani

    The demographics of the United States are rapidly changing. Yet most of America’s political leadership continues to fit a familiar mold: white, wealthy, Christian, and male. Join us in this discussion on the need for greater diversity in American government.

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Issa Kohler-Hausmann

    Yale Law School Professor Issa Kohler-Hausmann shows how the policing experiment has subjected hundreds of thousands of people to surveillance and asserts that the lower reaches of the criminal justice system operate as a form of social control.

    Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • EqualRightsAmendment

    How can a renewed push to ratify the ERA – at a time of surging women’s activism and civic engagement – advance the cause of equality today?

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

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