Upcoming Events

    Past Events

    • Public Lecture with Corey Brettschneider — Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy — University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

      Join us for a public lecture with Corey Brettschneider, professor of political science at Brown University, on the limits and meaning of American presidential power. Dr. Brettschneider is an expert on constitutional law and democratic theory and is the author of several books including The Oath and the Office (forthcoming, W.W. Norton).

    • Central Library Author Talk Series — Boston Public Library — Central Library in Copley Square, Boston, MA

      Constitutional law scholar and political science professor Corey Brettschneider guides us through the Constitution and explains the powers—and limits—that it places on the presidency. From the document itself and from American history's most famous court cases, we learn why certain powers were granted to the presidency, how the Bill of Rights limits those powers, and what "we the people" can do to influence the nation's highest public office—including, if need be, removing the person in it.

    • Point Street Reading Series

      The Brown Bookstore, in conjunction with popular radio host and book enthusiast, Robin Kall, welcomes readers to the Point Street Reading Series on the third Tuesday of each month. The series is open to the public and takes place at Alchemy, located at 71 Richmond Street (2nd Floor); Providence, RI. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event runs from 7pm-9p.m.

      Tuesday, September 18th features distinguished authors:

      • Nova Ren Suma, author of A Room Away From the Wolves
      • Corey Brettschneider, author of The Oath and The Office
      • Suzanne Matson, author of Ultraviolet
      • Blair Hurley, author of The Devoted
      • Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing

      Each author will read for 15 minutes from their work. There will be a short break with time for conversation and refreshments. Brown University Bookstore will have books available for purchase and autographing.

    • “The Oath and the Office” Book Launch — Brown University, Providence, RI

      Join author and professor of political science Corey Brettschneider for a discussion of his new book, The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents. Brettschneider will be joined by Chris Hayes '01, host of All In with Chris Hayes, a weekday news and opinion show on MSNBC, and Kate Shaw '01, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

      A book signing will follow.

    • Brooklyn Book Fair — New York City, NY

    • State of Democracy Lecture: Prof. Corey Brettschneider — Syracuse University / Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse, NY

      Corey Brettschneider is a Professor of Political Science at Brown University. In honor of Constitution Day on September 17th, we have invited Prof. Brettschneider to discuss his new book, "The Oath and The Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents." Can the president launch a nuclear attack without congressional approval? Can states legally resist a president’s executive order? Brettschneider dives deep into the U.S. Constitution to answer questions that Americans are asking more than ever before, and breathes new life into the Constitution’s articles and amendments, stressing its key principles and illustrating their relevance to our lives today. A reception will follow, and this lecture is open to the public.