Fight for Liberty: Defending Democracy
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Philip Bobbitt, Bret Stephens, Max Boot (moderator)
Tue, November 19th, 2019 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)

Note: This event is sold out



Across the globe, liberal democracy is threatened by a corrosive mixture of corruption, nationalism, and xenophobia. Experts explore how we got here and the strategies that advocates for democracy can use to restore and defend the fundamental democratic principles that have been under attack, such as freedom of speech, a free press, and the rule of law.

Philip Bobbitt, a leading constitutional theorist, is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School. Bret Stephens is a Pulitzer Prize winner and op-ed columnist for the New York Times. Max Boot (moderator), a historian, columnist, and national security analyst, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his biography The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam. They are contributing writers to the book Fight for Liberty: Defending Democracy in the Age of Trump.


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


This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the evening of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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