Past Events

  • Yascha Mounk, lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University and author of the new book The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It, and Wendy Weiser, Director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice, discuss the future of democracy.

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
  • We will hear from Joseph Califano, chief domestic aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson and an architect of the Great Society program. Califano served as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in the Carter administration, and is one of the nation’s leading voices on health and addiction policy. He will be joined by Karen Tumulty, a leading political journalist at the Washington Post who closely covered today’s fights over Medicaid, immigration and the Affordable Care Act.
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • In an extraordinary and relevant conversation, legendary television journalist Bill Moyers–who served as one of President Lyndon Johnson’s top aides during the civil rights era–will discuss the epochal events of the “Second Reconstruction.” He will be joined by two leaders of the current fight for democracy–veterans of courtrooms across the country in the fight against voter suppression.

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Join Richard Hasen—Professor at University of California, Irvine and one of The National Law Journal's 100 most influential lawyers in America—as he delves into the complicated legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia. He will be interviewed by leading legal journalist Joan Biskupic, author of the definitive biography of Justice Scalia.

    Monday, March 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Join us for a discussion on the use of big data in social welfare, policing, and criminal justice, and its impact on marginalized communities.

    Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Join Adam Winkler, law professor at UCLA and author of the new book We the Corporations, for a discussion about the American government’s relationship to big business and the 200-year effort to give corporations the same rights as people. He will be joined by Dahlia Lithwick, one of the country’s most prominent legal journalists, an editor at Slate and host of its Amicus podcast—who covered the Supreme Court and its decisions on corporate rights.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • David Frum is a senior editor at the Atlantic, the author of nine books, and served as a special assistant and speechwriter for President George W. Bush. Join the Brennan Center for a discussion on democracy and America's future with Frum and NYU School of Law Dean Trevor Morrison, a leading expert on the presidency and the Constitution.

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections.

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Lauren-Brooke Eisen will present Inside Private Prisons at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas Law School.

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • This panel will review the most significant gaps that exist in our system of federal ethics regulation, consider the special challenges that accompany any effort to regulate the president’s conduct in office, and debate the most promising ideas for reform.
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:00pm