How to Save a Constitutional Democracy
Fri, October 5, 2018
NYU School of Law | 40 Washington Square South | NYC
Democracy is in crisis. Across the globe, economic woes, populist insurgencies, and cultural transformations are testing the limits of government by the people. Here in the United States, democracy has long been considered a given, an unchanging way of life. But is it?
In How to Save a Constitutional Democracy, Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, leading constitutional and international law scholars at the University of Chicago, map the weaknesses of the U.S. Constitution and the most likely paths away from a robust national democracy. In a conversation with Kate Shaw, Professor of Law at Cardozo, Huq, former head of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Project, will discuss how American democracy is faring, the possibility of a democratic backslide, and prospects for reform.
Professor Huq's book will be available for purchase. There will be a signing after the panel discussion.
Aziz Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar, University of Chicago School of Law; former director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Kate Shaw, Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School, Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy
Wendy R. Weiser, Director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law