Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture on the future of the Supreme Court, Sept. 29 

All are welcome to join Phi Beta Kappa for its Visiting Scholar Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. in the AMU’s Lunda Room. The event features Professor Ganesh Sitaraman, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law at Vanderbilt University.

Everyone is welcome to attend. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and a light reception. No RSVP is required.

Sitaraman teaches and writes about constitutional law, regulation, economic policy and democracy.  He will discuss the pros, cons and viability of reform of the Supreme Court, expanding the size of the Court and democratizing the Court by limiting its power. 

He is the author of “The Great Democracy: How to Fix Our Politics, Unrig the Economy, and Unite America” (2019); “The Public Option” (2019) (with Anne Alstott); “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic” (2017), which was one of The New York Times’ 100 notable books of 2017; and “The Counterinsurgent’s Constitution: Law in the Age of Small Wars” (2012), which won the 2013 Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.  

A public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, Sitaraman has also been a longtime advisor to Elizabeth Warren, having served as a senior advisor on her 2020 presidential campaign, her senior counsel in the Senate and her policy director during her 2012 Senate campaign.  

Sitaraman’s work with Dan Epps on reforms to the Supreme Court is considered one of the leading accounts on the topic. 

Sitaraman’s talk is sponsored by Marquette’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, as well as the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities, the Civic Dialogues Program and the Departments of Political Science and Social and Cultural Sciences.  

With any questions, contact Dr. Melissa Ganz, associate professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.