America's Fragile Democracy
The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Lecture in Constitutional History and Law
Samuel Issacharoff, Jeffrey Toobin (moderator)
Wed, October 18th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)

Note: This event is sold out



The founding generation of political leaders established the United States Constitution and solidified American law, but how have leaders from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama used their power to shape and influence our democratic institutions? Experts discuss the history of America’s fragile democracy.

Samuel Issacharoff is the Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and the author of Fragile Democracies. Jeffrey Toobin (moderator) is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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