What is the Future of the US Supreme Court?

Hosted by the Phelan United States Centre

Online public event


Professor Emily Jackson

Professor Emily Jackson

Professor Theda Skocpol

Professor Theda Skocpol

Professor Jeffrey K Tulis

Professor Jeffrey K Tulis


Professor Peter Trubowitz

Professor Peter Trubowitz

Recent US Supreme Court decisions have rocked the nation. This panel of leading experts on US history and politics consider where the Court is headed and what this means for American democracy.

Meet our speakers and chair

Emily Jackson is a Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she teaches Medical Law. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, and was previously a Member and then Deputy Chair of the HFEA, and a Judicial Appointments Commissioner.

Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. She has authored many books, articles, and reports, won many awards, and been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. Her ongoing research focuses on U.S. conservatives and the Republican Party, the politics of health care policy, and citizen reactions to the Obama, Trump, and Biden presidencies.

Jeffrey K. Tulis is Professor of Government & Professor of Law at The University of Texas at Austin. His book, The Rhetorical Presidency received the American Political Science Association's Legacy Award in 2018 and has been described as "one of the two or three most important and perceptive works written by a political scientist in the twentieth century.” He is also co-author of the 2018 book, Legacies of Losing in American Politics. His recent essays on contemporary politics can be found in The Atlantic; Washington Post; The Bulwark; and the LSE American Politics and Policy Blog

Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Phelan US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

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The Phelan United States Centre (@LSE_US) at LSE is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. 

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