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Power, Politics, and Madness
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Linda Greenhouse, Robert Post, Kenji Yoshino
Sat, February 22nd, 2020 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $38)


9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

Following a Friday night screening of The Madness of King George legal experts discuss how political systems fill the void when their leader is incapacitated through illness or other means. If an illness of the body or mind is suspected, how do those surrounding the leader compensate? With clashing loyalties and the ensuing power struggles, what can be done to ensure the safety and prosperity of a country’s citizens?

Linda Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Robert Post is Sterling Professor of Law and former dean of Yale Law School. Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and the director of the school’s Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.


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


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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. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

Through the generosity of Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the New-York Historical Society brings a wide array of extraordinary lectures and dynamic conversations to New York’s Upper West Side.

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