April 8, 2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Bipartisan Push to Reinforce Democratic Institutions


Please join ACS for a discussion with Laurence Tribe and Garry Kasparov on “The Bipartisan Push to Reinforce Democratic Institutions.”

Laurence H. Tribe, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard, has taught at its Law School since 1968 and was voted the best professor by the graduating class of 2000. Born in China to Russian Jewish parents, Tribe entered Harvard in 1958 at 16; graduated summa cum laude in Mathematics (1962) and magna cum laude in Law (1966); clerked for the California and U.S. Supreme Courts(1966-68); received tenure at 30; was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at 38 and to the American Philosophical Society in 2010; helped write the constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the Marshall Islands; has received eleven honorary degrees, most recently a degree honoris causa from the Government of Mexico in March 2011 that was never before awarded to an American and an honorary D. Litt. From Columbia University; has prevailed in three-fifths of the many appellate cases he has argued (including 35 in the U.S. Supreme Court); was appointed in 2010 by President Obama and Attorney General Holder to serve as the first Senior Counselor for Access to Justice; and has written 115 books and articles, including his treatise, American Constitutional Law, cited more than any other legal text since 1950.

Garry Kasparov is a writer, speaker, human rights activist, and former world chess champion. In 1985, he became the youngest world champion ever at 22 and was still ranked number one when he retired from chess in 2005 to help lead the Russian pro-democracy movement against the rising despotism of Vladimir Putin. Kasparov is the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, succeeding Vaclav Havel. In 2017, he co-founded the Renew Democracy Initiative to promote civic education and democratic institutions in the United States and around the world. He is a frequent lecturer on decision-making, achieving peak performance, artificial intelligence and the human-machine relationship. Forced to leave Russia in 2013 due to Putin’s crackdown on the opposition, he lives in New York with his family.

Hosted by the American Constitution Society.

Burritos will be served.