Update

Visitors ages 12 and older are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more >

Talks
The Future of the Supreme Court and American Democracy
The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Lecture in Constitutional History and Law
Philip Bobbitt, Roderick M. Hills Jr., Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 6:30 pm ET | $44 (Members $32; Chairman’s Council, Free)

EVENT DETAILS

Among many changes being considered for the Supreme Court are the Court’s role in the Constitution, the length of service of the justices, and the size of the Court. How could these and other reforms impact the three branches of government? And what are the Constitutional consequences of the January 6 insurrection, when one branch of government attacks another?

Philip Bobbitt, a leading constitutional scholar, is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School. Roderick M. Hills Jr. is William T. Comfort, III Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Akhil Reed Amar (moderator), a New-York Historical Society trustee, is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and the author of The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760–1840.

LOCATION

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

PURCHASING TICKETS TO IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during Museum hours.

To request Chairman's Council tickets, or to inquire about the Chairman's Council, email chairmanscouncil@nyhistory.org.

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 and/or those who do not provide requested Covid-19 documentation. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

Advance registration closes four hours prior to program start time. Subject to availability, tickets will be sold onsite up until the program start time.

LIVESTREAMING

Unable to attend in person? Join us via livestream! 
Livestream Access: $30 (Members $20)

The day before the program, a member of New-York Historical’s staff will contact all registered attendees from the email address public.programs@nyhistory.org with instructions on how to view the livestream. An additional reminder will be sent within two hours of the program start time. If you do not receive a message, please check your spam folder.

All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change.

Advance registration closes four hours prior to program start time. Subject to availability, livestreaming tickets will be available via online purchase up until the program start time.

Creative: Tronvig Group