Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Democracy, Elections, and the Vote

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6:30 pm

The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Lecture in Constitutional History and Law

Featuring: Akhil Reed Amar, Richard H. Pildes

Details: During the late 18th century, in a world dominated by kings, czars, sultans, and emperors, a small group of Americans embarked on a radical proposal for a land ruled by democracy, elections, and a vote. With the 2016 Presidential Elections on the horizon, two constitutional scholars discuss the history of democracy in the United States and how our election process has shaped America.

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. Richard H. Pildes is Sulder Family Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and a former law clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cost: $38 (members $24)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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