Past Events

  • Defending Our Republic: A Conversation with Burt Neuborne

    Noted civil liberties lawyer Burt Neuborne examines the structure of our constitutional system and its ability to withstand authoritarianism. Thanks to its built-in resilience, he argues, the Constitution will ultimately survive current attempts to dismantle it.

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Mike German: Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy

    In his new book, Brennan Center fellow and former FBI special agent Michael German details the transformation of the FBI from a law enforcement body into a secretive domestic intelligence agency.

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Criminal disenfranchisement laws strip voting rights from people with past criminal convictions, excluding millions of Americans from our democratic process.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:00am
  • Preet Bharara and Margaret Hoover

    Preet Bharara, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, joins the Brennan Center to discuss his gripping new book, Doing Justice.

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Van Jones' latest docu-series for CNN, The Redemption Project with Van Jones, provides a rare glimpse into the restorative justice process, connecting victims of a life-altering crime (or their surviving family members) with their offender in the hope of finding answers.

    Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • DemocracyFix

    ACS President Caroline Fredrickson analyzes how the right has seized power at every level of government and then shows how progressives can take government back.

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Carnegie Hall Migrations

    A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the mass movement of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North at the turn of the 20th century, and the ways in which it spurred seismic cultural, economic, and political changes that continue to reverberate today. Moderated by journalist and author Mark Whitaker, author of “Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Black Renaissance.” This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America festival.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Criminal Justice Reform

    Journalist Emily Bazelon, author of “Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration,” joins a discussion on the growing movement for change in the field of prosecution, moderated by Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Brennan Center Senior Fellow.

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Senator Tim Scott

    Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will discuss bipartisanship, racial justice, and advancing economic opportunity for all Americans. Scott, the GOP’s only African-America senator, will be interviewed by Brennan Center Fellow Theodore R. Johnson.

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • 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