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Historians Jonathan Sarna and Gil Troy discuss Mark Twain’s 1867 trip to the Holy Land, as chronicled in the author’s best-selling book, Innocents Abroad.
Historian Sean Wilentz and legal expert Akhil Reed Amar debate the role slavery played in the formation of the Electoral College.
Award-winning journalist Ari Melber discusses the ever-changing relationship between the press and government with legal expert Akhil Reed Amar.
Philip Bobbitt speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed about the life and legacy of President Thomas Jefferson.
Experts discuss the precedents and controversies surrounding the use of presidential powers both historically and today.
Clay Risen, in conversation with Douglas Brinkley, discusses Theodore Roosevelt’s time leading the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War.
Historians Eric Foner and Manisha Sinha discuss the fight to protect hard won civil rights in American history.
Former Acting Solicitor General of the United States Neal Katyal discusses his record breaking career with fellow legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar.
Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy discusses the desegregation of the U.S. armed forces in the 1950s.
Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, discusses the past, present, and future of the U.S. fight against ISIS with General (Ret.) Petraeus.
Floor plan & visitor information
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024
Phone (212) 873-3400
TTY (212) 873-7489
Wednesday-Friday - 10 am–4:30 pm
Saturday-Tuesday - CLOSED