• Djibril Toure of Communities United for Police Reform discusses the impact of the NYPD's Stop and Frisk policy on the community.
  • John Rizzo Talks About Torture, and John Brennan's Senate Hearing

    Former CIA Acting General Counsel John Rizzo discussed the use of torture in the fight against terrorism at the event "Zero Dark Thirty: Law, Film, and the Hunt for Bin Laden."
  • Steven Shapiro, legal director of the ACLU; Theodore B. Olson, former U.S. solicitor general; and Professor Deborah Pearlstein discussed the ACLU's impact on America at "The ACLU in American Life."
  • Law at the End of War: Fighting Terrorism after Afghanistan

    A panel of leading national security experts discuss the legal framework of U.S. counterterrorism operations after the conclusion of the war in Afghanistan
  • Privacy, Security, and Secrecy After Snowden

    Panelists discuss the impact of Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA's surveillance activities

The Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy was established in 2000 through a generous gift from Dr. Stephen Floersheimer. The center's goal is to better understand and to assist in improving the functioning of constitutional democracies, both at home and abroad. The center supports research by scholars and policymakers, hosts speakers and conferences, issues publications, and provides financial support for visiting scholars as well as student projects. Topics of particular concern include civil liberties in an age of terrorism, the structures of democratic government, and the relationship between church and state.

Co-Directors: Professor Michael Herz; Professor Michelle Adams

Program Director: Courtney Sirwatka