How the immigration and executive order debate tests presidential power

Zivotofsky and the integrity of the Supreme Court

Climate change on trial

What constitutional options remain for the GOP to block Obama’s executive order?

Constitution Check: Has America grown weary of “the race question”?

Is the Supreme Court Objective? Cases For and Against

Is the Supreme Court Objective? Cases For and Against

Video: Chemerinsky and Rosenkranz debate the future of the Supreme Court

Same-sex marriage: Lining up the next round of cases

There is no such thing as objective judging

Chester Alan Arthur’s brave, short presidency

New affirmative action lawsuits target Harvard, UNC-Chapel Hill

Václav Havel and the Velvet Revolution, 25 years later

Fresh off midterm losses, President Obama steps up to the bully pulpit

Flaps over executive orders go back to Lincoln’s time

Thanksgiving Weekend: The Bill of Rights Nov. 28 to 30, 2014

New Jersey reconsiders law banning cursing in front of children

Judge Sutton’s Loving Problem

The Supreme Court considers racial gerrymandering

The Supreme Court considers racial gerrymandering

Podcast: The Supreme Court considers racial gerrymandering

The Supreme Court considers racial gerrymandering

How judges decide in an era of discontent

The Constitution Outside the Courts: The Washington National Cathedral

The 2014 voter turnout looked more like 1930, or 1942

Video: How judges decide in an era of discontent

Reagan at Reykjavik December 9, 2014

100 Years of Politics and Culture in America Dec. 2, 2014

Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide - In an Era of Discontent

Another high court test for voting rights

Even giant rats have constitutional First Amendment rights

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The New Republic at the National Constitution Center

What would you die for?

President Reagan’s Arm’s Control Expert Ken Adelman discusses the weekend that ended the Cold War

Veterans Day 2014 Activities At The National Constitution Center

Visit Us On Veterans Day 2014

Constitution Check: Does the new Obamacare challenge have anything to do with the Constitution?

10 facts about Presidents who were also Veterans

Chief Justice John Roberts’s tough choices on marriage and health care

Judge’s Panel to Discuss Joel Cohen’s new book at the National Constitution Center

Why the Senate’s lame duck session isn’t so lame

National Constitution Center Veterans Day Commemoration November 11, 2014

A brief look at how Presidents use veto power in difficult situations

Supreme Court will take on Obamacare again

10 essential facts as same-sex marriage heads toward the Supreme Court (again)

What’s next for same-sex marriage?

The Annual John M. Templeton, Jr. Lecture on Economic Liberties and the Constitution

The annual John M. Templeton, Jr. Lecture on Economic Liberties and the Constitution showcases the most important thinkers and policy-makers in America as they discuss economic liberties and current issues in a forum open to the public.

 

Previous Templeton Lecturers and Respondents*
2013    Governor Bobby Jindal and Kevin Hassett
2012    Arthur C. Brooks and Richard Brookhiser
2011    Christopher DeMuth and Michael L. Wachter
2010    Lawrence Summers and Professor George L. Priest
2009    John C. Bogle and Peter J. Wallison
2008    Secretary Tommy Thompson and Senator Tom Daschle
2007    Cardinal Roger Mahony and Edwin Meese
2006    Scott Bullock and Professor Thomas Merrill
2005    Professor Cass Sunstein and Professor Walter Williams
2004    Professor Richard Epstein and Professor Walter Dellinger
2003    Professor Bruce Ackerman and Dean Kenneth W. Starr

*Previous Templeton Lectures moderated by Daniel Gross, Economics Editor and Columnist, Yahoo! Finance; Ambassador Douglas Kmiec, Professor of Constitutional Law and Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, Pepperdine University; R. Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School; and Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center.

Videos of  Selected Past Lectures

2013
2012
2008

Red, White, and Blue: Norwegian Constitution, American Inspiration

The debate over the Supreme Court, passports and Israel

The debate over the Supreme Court, passports and Israel

Chief Judge Diane Wood and Judge Kent Jordan on the Constitutional Legacy of James Madison

The 12th Annual Templeton Lecture for Economic Liberty and the Constitution, Dec. 1, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Eastman and Hasen on the Voting Rights debate

Is the Supreme Court Objective? Cases For and Against

Supreme Court ponders passports and Israel

Podcast: Supreme Court ponders passports and Israel

Constitution Check: Will the new Senate approve any nominees to the Supreme Court?

Hunters win, bears lose in state referendums on Tuesday

Congress may frown as D.C. approves recreational marijuana use

Battle with Congress brewing as D.C. approves recreational marijuana use

Five things to expect in a GOP Senate takeover

Video: Richard Norton Smith on the life of Nelson Rockefeller

Filibuster, Holder’s replacement in play after mid-term elections

Richard Norton Smith on the life of Nelson Rockefeller

Institutional CRM Database Manager

Constitution Check: Should the Supreme Court get involved in church property disputes?

Do you hear the people sing? A look at today’s ballot initiatives

Senators should serve for life, and other election ideas from the Founders

Democrats play for a tie in today’s Senate elections

Richard Norton Smith: The Life of Nelson Rockefeller

Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide - In an Era of Discontent November 12, 2014

100 Years of Politics and Culture in America

The 12th Annual Templeton Lecture for Economic Liberty and the Constitution

Boy’s passport leads to high-stakes Supreme Court showdown

Would a new Senate majority abuse the budget reconciliation process?

So what are the D.C. insiders really afraid of?

Video: Neuborne and Stewart on James Madison’s constitutional legacy

Burt Neuborne and David O.Stewart on James Madison and the Constitution

Before the NSA, there was the USPS

Education reform and local control: The fight for Philadelphia’s schools

The Constitutional Legacy of James Madison

Constitution Check: Do the federal courts lack the authority to rule on same-sex marriage?

10 little-known facts about the ultimate patriot, John Adams

Gov. Jeb Bush, Justice Samuel Alito, Gov. Tom Corbett and David M. Rubenstein at Constitution Center

More states move to protect hunting, fishing as a fundamental right

Justice Samuel Alito on the Bill of Rights’ meaning here and globally

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on the Bill of Rights

Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. Corbett Preview new Gallery with Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.

Video: Alito, Bush, Rubenstein on the Bill of Rights

Constitution Check: Will the Supreme Court reinforce majority rule in Congress?

Happy 128th birthday to the Statue of Liberty!

Jeb Bush, Justice Alito attend preview of George H.W. Bush gallery

Jeb Bush, Justice Alito mark new George H.W. Bush gallery opening

Understanding Your Rights Lesson Plan

What Can I Say in School? An Examination of Students’ Freedom of Speech

The constitution and the nurse who treated Ebola patients

Gov. Jeb Bush, Justice Alito attend preview of George H.W. Bush gallery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg discussion with Jeffrey Rosen at the Aspen Institute

Video: Jeffrey Rosen interviews Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Live Video 6:30 p.m. ET tonight. Special preview of new Constituting Liberty exhibit

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