Constitutional and Ethical Challenges

In these dark and dangerous times, two leading political and legal thinkers will discuss the way that our Constitutional traditions can protect us from authoritarian governance, and the ways they can fail to do so. Professors Cornell and Berkowitz will…

What’s With All This Weird Weather?

Dr. Kevin Trenberth from the National Center for Atmospheric Research will explore the role of El Niño, climate change, and other influences on the weather and climate, and their role in recent costly and unusual extremes of weather, such as…

Democracy and the Media

What is the role of the Fourth Estate? Can we depend on the media for trusted information? Can Twitter, videos, and rallies circumvent credible media? Is a viable, stable democracy possible without mass communication, television, newspapers, radio, and the internet…

The 2016 Post-Election Results

A dynamic evening analyzing voting patterns and what they mean for America’s future. Our experts will dissect election results, highlight trends and offer their views on what to anticipate going forward. Has anything changed? Are we in a new America?

Is the U.S. Constitutional System Broken?

Given the current political climate, many believe that crucial features of our Constitution have been lost, compromised, or ignored. Is this really the case? Is the precious American Constitution, and the democracy it fostered, in danger? If so, what explains…