Rep. Adam Schiff: Midnight in Washington

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7 - 8:30pm

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Midnight in Washington

The Honorable Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative of California's 28th Congressional District, will be in conversation with author, podcaster, and former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara to discuss whether the forces of autocracy have unraveled the very heart of American democracy in a free, public program around the release of Representative Schiff's first book, Midnight in Washington. The Strand Book Store will sell books at the event. 

Registration is required. Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask indoors.

Adam Schiff a California Democrat, has served in the House of Representatives since 2001. He is Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and he served as the lead manager in the first impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump. Before he served in Congress, he worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles and as a California State Senator.

Preet Bharara served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. Bharara oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases and supervised an office of more than two hundred Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handled cases involving terrorism, financial and healthcare fraud, public corruption, and more. In 2017, Bharara joined the NYU School of Law faculty as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence. He is the Executive Vice President of Some Spider Studios and the host of CAFE’s "Stay Tuned with Preet," a podcast focused on issues of justice and fairness.

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