Open Democracy/NH Rebellion Annual Meeting
Please join us for the Open Democracy 2018 Annual Meeting.
We’ll begin the evening with cocktails, hearty appetizers and socializing. Meet our Board members, including some new to the board. We will share our many accomplishments, and our campaign to advance citizen-funding of elections. There will be a silent auction featuring many great items including vacation stays, books, jewelry, portraits and more! Tickets are $40 per person.
Our guest speaker will be Akhil Reed Amar a Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. His work has won awards from both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society.
He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2008 he received the DeVane Medal—Yale’s highest award for teaching excellence. He has written widely for popular publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and Slate. He was an informal consultant to the popular TV show, The West Wing, and his work has been showcased on more recent TV shows such as The Colbert Report, Charlie Rose, and The O’Reilly Factor.
Professor Amar is the author of dozens of law review articles and several books, including The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles (Yale Univ. Press, 1997), The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction (Yale Univ. Press, 1998—winner of the YUP Governors’ Award), America’s Constitution: A Biography (Random House, 2005—winner of the ABA’s Silver Gavel Award), America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By (Basic Books, 2012—named one of the 100 best nonfiction books of the year by the Washington Post), and The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of our Constitutional Republic (Basic Books, 2015). His newest book, The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era, was published in September 2016 and was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year by Time magazine. In February 2017 he received the American Bar Foundation’s annual Outstanding Scholar Award, and in April 2017 he received the Howard R. Lamar Award for distinguished service to Yale alumni.
We look forward to seeing you there!