Domestic Affairs

Constitutional crises at home and abroad

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April 30, 2021

Gretchen Helmke, Sanford Levinson, Kim L. Scheppele, Mila Versteeg

A panel of experts on law, international affairs, and political science analyze constitutional crises in the United States, comparing them to the experiences of other countries. The scholars will tackle important questions: What is a constitutional crisis? Has the United States experienced one recently? What are the triggers or warning signs of a constitutional crisis? And how can we prevent them in the future?