LIVE EVENT – “The Room Where It Happened”: An Insider’s View of the Rule of Law in America

February 7, 2024

Join the Society for the Rule of Law in D.C. for an evening with former National Security Advisor John Bolton and George Conway.

Rule of law in America is at a crossroads: Will faithful application of the law — without fear or favor — continue to rule the day? Or have we entered a new era, when long-standing Constitutional norms and practices take a back-seat to individual personalities and narrow tribal interests?

Join us for a live, in-person event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 27 from 6 – 8 pm ET featuring former National Security Advisor John Bolton in conversation with Society for the Rule of Law Board President George Conway, addressing all these questions and more. They will draw on insights from the new edition of Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened.”

Click here to register. The venue location will be shared with attendees closer to the event.

This is a free, in-person-only event. Drinks will be provided. Space is very limited, so get your tickets today. The full agenda can be found below, and topics for discussion will include:

  • The unprecedented challenges facing our system of checks and balances
  • Separation of powers and the role of the courts in upholding democracy
  • The role of the legal community in taking active measures to bolster democracy
  • The status of the Trump trials and likely outcomes for their resolution

Lawyers, scholars, jurists, students, and concerned citizens with an interest in the law each have a role to play in determining the answer to these questions. That’s why we started the Society for the Rule of Law, and why we’re hosting this event. We hope to see you there!

Event Agenda

6 – 6:20 pm ET — Networking & Cocktails

6:20 – 6:25 pm ET — Opening Remarks Presented by Alan Raul, Board Secretary of the Society for the Rule of Law

6:25 – 6:40 pm ET  — Keynote Remarks: “The Room Where It Will Happen Again,” Presented by John Bolton

6:40 – 7:10 pm ET — Keynote Conversation Featuring John Bolton and George Conway

7:10 – 7:40 pm ET — Audience Q&A

7:40 – 8 pm ET — Networking, Cocktails & Book Signing

Speaker Bios

John Bolton 

John Bolton is the former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump. He served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006. 

George Conway

George Conway is the Board President of the Society for the Rule of Law. Formerly he was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He is a regular contributor to The Atlantic and other publications.

Alan Raul

Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin. Former Vice Chairman of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.


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