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  • Behind the Revolt: The Origins of American Independence March 9, 2015

    Generations have been taught that the American Revolution was a revolt against the king, but was it? Political theorist Eric Nelson gives his revisionist take on the central force behind the Revolution and how it speaks to America’s present-day controversies around executive power. Ambassador Joseph Torsella, founding president and former CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

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  • Do We Need An Equal Rights Amendment To Ensure Gender Equality?

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, explore the parallels between second-wave feminism and the Supreme Court cases of that time with constitutional law expert Cary Franklin, leading women’s history scholar Alice Kessler-Harris, and American legal history professor Serena Mayeri. CLE: This program has been approved for 1.0 substantive law credit hour for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring payment in the amount of $30.00 cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Obama’s Immigration policy at a legal crossroads

    Michael Dorf and Ilya Shapiro join Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the legal and constitutional implications of a judicial decision in Texas that could change, or stop, President Obama's new immigration policies.

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  • Special $10 All Access Museum Pass

    WINTER SALE: Now through March 31, 2015, tickets are only $10! Open now: See an original Bill of Rights in the new Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights exhibition. Experience America’s three founding documents in the birthplace of America. Coming February 13, see the images that inspired America’s fascination with the Kennedys in the new exhibition, Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe.

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