President, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law
Michael Waldman is president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a constitutional lawyer and writer, and an expert on the presidency and American democracy. He was previously President Clinton’s speechwriting director from 1995 to 1999 and special assistant for policy coordination from 1993 to 1995, executive director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, a public policy lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and partner in a litigation law firm. Waldman’s books include The Second Amendment and My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America’s Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. He writes for publications including The New York Times and Politico Magazine.