May 01, 2017
Judge Jennifer Brunner

Judge Brunner will discuss the role of the judiciary in maintaining an ordered, democratic society in the age of populism.  She will examine in particular the strength of the U.S. federal and state judicial systems in comparison to those she has seen firsthand in the developing democracies of Serbia and Egypt. Judge Brunner has provided in-country expertise to these nations through the U.S. State Department’s USAID program. She says, "Sometimes you gain a clearer view of what you have when you look at it from a distance."