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Scholars, leaders to visit the National Constitution Center

August 18, 2014 by NCC Staff


Ted Olson, David Boies and Jeffrey Rosen
Ted Olson, David Boies and Jeffrey Rosen

What do Richard Epstein, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Annette Gordon-Reed have in common? They’re all upcoming guests at the National Constitution Center—and that’s only in September.

Building on the success of a spring series that included appearances by Laurence Tribe, David Boies and Ted Olson, former U.S. Senator Jim Webb and Lynne Cheney, among many others, the fall 2014 season at America’s Town Hall will feature engaging presentations by renowned judges, scholars and leaders in the United States and around the world.

Highlights include the 2014 Liberty Medal Ceremony, which will honor Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai, and the grand opening of Constituting Liberty, a new exhibition that will feature one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights.

NPR’s Intelligence Squared will return to the Constitution Center for a lively debate on privacy and the Fourth Amendment.

Other prominent guests will include screenwriter Geoffrey Ward, historian Richard Norton Smith and constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky.

The season will conclude with the 12th Annual John M. Templeton, Jr. Lecture and a Bill of Rights Day Book Festival. More information on these events will be announced soon.

You can find a full list of events, as well as links to videos and podcasts of previous Town Hall programs, on our website.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be showcasing highlights from the 2013-2014 Town Hall season. For now, learn about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with Todd Purdum, Clay Risen and Bruce Ackerman!

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