Past Events

  • 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
  • In honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery will be moderating a conversation with Dorian Spence, Director of Special Litigation and Advocacy of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, discussing voting rights, issues faced at the polls, and voter empowerment.

    Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
  • This briefing will be an opportunity to learn more about extreme vetting from Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology, David Bier, Immigration Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute, and Faiza Patel, Co-Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice.

    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:30am
  • LB Eisen will join Revolution Books in Harlem to discuss her new book Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration.

    Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
  • The Brennan Center's Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of Periods Gone Public, is joined by NPR's Malaka Gharib for a conversation on "menstrual equity." (DC event)

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:00pm