This coming week, on Thursday and Friday, I will be doing three different two talks in New York City, two at NYU Law School, and one at Columbia Law School.
On Thursday, April 11, from 12:10 to about 1:10, Columbia law Professor Theodore Shaw and I will be debating affirmative action and the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in Fisher v. University of Texas. The event is sponsored by the Columbia Federalist Society, and will be held in Room 103 of Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116th St.
Later on Thursday, from 4 to 5:30 PM, I will be speaking at NYU about my forthcoming book Democracy and Political Ignorance (Stanford University Press), focusing specifically on the parts of the book that outline how the problem of rational political ignorance can be mitigated by decentralizing political power. This event is sponsored by the NYU chapter of the Federalist Society, and will be in Vanderbilt Hall, Room 216, at 40 Washington Square North.
Finally, on Friday, April 12, at 1 PM, I will again be speaking at NYU at a symposium commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 17th Amendment, entitled “Democracy Unfiltered: Discussing 100 Years of Direct Elections and Modern Issues Affecting the Law of Democracy.” Also on this panel will be Rick Pildes (NYU), Wendy Schiller (Brown), and Bruce Cain (Stanford). The event is sponsored by the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, and will be held in Vanderbilt Hall, at 40 Washington Square North.