Jack Goldsmith, a veteran of the George W. Bush Justice Department and co-author of “After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency,” will explore the legalities and political parameters of removing a president from power and discuss his recommendations for protecting and reforming democratic institutions as the nation prepares for the new presidency. Join Washington Post columnist David Ignatius in conversation with Goldsmith on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET.


Jack Goldsmith

Jack Goldsmith is Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University. He is the author, most recently, of After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency and In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, A Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth, as well as of other books and articles on many topics related to presdeintial power, terrorism, national security, international law, and internet law. Before coming to Harvard, Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, from October 2003 through July 2004, and Special Counsel to the General Counsel to the Department of Defense from September 2002 through June 2003. Goldsmith taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1997-2002, and at the University of Virginia Law School from 1994-1997. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University, and a B.A. from Washington & Lee University. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, and Judge George Aldrich on the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.