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Video: John Avlon and Washington’s Warning to Future Generations

June 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, discusses his new book, Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations. 

Video: What Happened to Congress?

June 19, 2017 By NCC Staff

Josh Chafetz, author of Congress’s Constitution, Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and David Mayhew, author of The Imprint of Congress, discuss why and what, if anything, Congress can do to take its power back.

Video: Remembering Birmingham

June 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

Survivor Sarah Collins Rudolph, Washington Post editor Steven Levingston, and Philadelphia Orchestra composer-in-residence Hannibal Lokumbe discuss how the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church impacted the meaning of “equality” in America and how local events can bring about constitutional change.

Video: Carol Berkin on the 1790s and American Nationalism

May 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

Carol Berkin, professor of history at City University of New York, discusses how the Founders navigated the nation through four major crises and caused the first stirrings of American nationalism.

Video: David Horowitz on President Trump’s agenda

May 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

David Horowitz, one of the nation’s foremost conservative commentators and a mentor to many of Donald Trump’s key advisers, unveils his new book, Big Agenda — an assessment of the challenges the new president faces and a road map for an agenda that addresses them.

Video: Digital privacy in the 21st century

May 11, 2017 By NCC Staff

Following a keynote address by National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen, leading experts consider the future of the Fourth Amendment in the digital age.

Video: Floyd Abrams and the Soul of the First Amendment

May 8, 2017 By NCC Staff

Floyd Abrams, celebrated First Amendment lawyer, discusses his new book, The Soul of the First Amendment, and examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than anywhere else in the world.

Video: Defining Truth in Modern Politics

May 1, 2017 By NCC Staff

Susan Glasser of POLITICO, Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post, and Brian Stelter of CNN look at the rise of “fake news,” the growth of political polarization, and the fracturing of the media.

Video: How Neil Gorsuch could change the Court

April 20, 2017 By NCC Staff

Joan Biskupic of Reuters News, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss the judge's record and his potential to shape the Court — and constitutional law — for decades to come.

Video: 100 Years Later And America in World War I

April 13, 2017 By NCC Staff

Historians Brian Balogh, professor of history at the University of Virginia, Will Englund, author of "March 1917," and Michael Kazin, author of "War Against War," come together to discuss the impact of the war at home.

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