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The United States Constitution and the Three Branches of Government
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Philip C. Bobbitt, Akhil Reed Amar
Sat, November 16th, 2013 |
9:00 am to 11:00 am
(Members $28)

Note: This program is sold out


This program is replacing the previously scheduled November 16th program “Masters of the Senate.”


9-9:30 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30-11 am: Discussion

Following New-York Historical’s Friday-night screening of Advise & Consent, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito and renowned constitutional scholars Philip Bobbitt and Akhil Reed Amar discuss our nation’s supreme law and the interplay between the three branches of U.S. government—legislative, judicial, and executive.


Samuel Alito was nominated as an Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, by President George W. Bush, and he took his seat on January 31, 2006. Philip C. Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University and the Director of the Center on National Security at Columbia Law School. Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and the author of America’s Constitution: A Biography and America’s Unwritten Constitution.


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


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