Event — New-York Historical Society

The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Michael J. Klarman, Benno Schmidt (moderator)

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

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Tue, April 4th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

Details: The Founding Fathers’ crowning accomplishment—the Constitution—is revered today as the touchstone of our democracy. Less widely known, however, is the extent to which the process of ratification represented a tumultuous and precarious battle between rivaling interests. In a dynamic conversation, experts present a new perspective on the Nation’s shaping.Michael J. Klarman is Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard University and author of The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution. Benno Schmidt (moderator) is the former president of Yale University and the former dean of Columbia Law School.

Cost: $44 (Members $32)

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