Past Events

  • CarolAnderson

    Access to the ballot is critical to the health of American democracy. What must we do to defend, preserve, and expand it? A conversation with Carol Anderson, Emory University professor and author of “White Rage,” and Cornell William Brooks, Harvard professor and former president and CEO of the NAACP.

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Will the investigation — and the rule of law — survive regular attacks from the President? And does the special counsel bear too much oversight responsibility of our elections and democracy?

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • How are super PACS and dark money groups shifting the balance of power with official political party fundraising operations?

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • CVE

    A new report by the Transnational Institute investigates whether policies designed to tackle terrorism in more intelligent and holistic ways lead to new challenges in upholding human rights and protecting civil society.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
  • JulianCastro

    Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro will discuss the state of American opportunity and prosperity today.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • StateofVoting

    This fall, voters will head to the polls for the first time in national elections since the 2016 presidential contest was marred by foreign election interference. Yet voters will still face serious challenges to making their voices heard.

    Friday, October 5, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • In a conversation with Kate Shaw, Professor of Law at Cardozo, Aziz Huq, former head of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Project, will discuss how American democracy is faring, the possibility of a democratic backslide, and prospects for reform.

    Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:30pm
  • Justin Driver The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind

    Justin Driver in Conversation with Melissa Murray

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • This month, the Senate Rules Committee is holding a markup on the Secure Elections Act, bipartisan legislation focused on cybersecurity for America’s voting systems. This action comes amidst continued reports from the US Intelligence Community and media organizations that American elections remain a target of foreign adversaries. While states have taken limited steps to strengthen security since 2016, cybersecurity standards and safeguards across the nation remain uneven. How should the federal government respond to the growing threats? What is the appropriate role for federal authorities relative to states in dealing with the national security challenge of election meddling?

    This briefing will feature bipartisan leaders as well as technical experts and examine the prospects of current election security reform proposals, including the SEA. The briefing will highlight current best practices for cyber defense and the verification of election results.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm
  • A bipartisan group of leading authorities on election administration and cybersecurity will present an overview of current challenges and opportunities facing federal and state policymakers. In particular, speakers will highlight growing expert consensus on the importance of paper ballots and post-election audits as means to verify election results.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm