Why the Constitution Still Matters: A Conversation with Richard Stengel

Date: May 7, 2012
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.


Admission: $7 Members, Students & Teachers, $10 Non-Members, Free for 1787 Society Members
Location: F.M. Kirby Auditorium
National Constitution Center
Independence Mall
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: 215.409.6700

Last June, Richard Stengel’s TIME cover story on the U.S. Constitution, “One Document, Under Siege,” sparked significant debate in the media and blogosphere.  In connection with the launch of TIME’s new book The Constitution: The Essential User’s Guide, Stengel will sit down with National Constitution Center President and CEO David Eisner to address the article and discuss why the Constitution continues to inspire and divide Americans nearly 225 years after its signing.  The pair also will discuss some of today’s hot-button political issues through the lens of the Constitution including immigration, contraceptive coverage, and President Obama’s health care reform law. The first 150 members of the audience will receive a free copy of The Constitution: The Essential User’s Guide, courtesy of TIME.

Richard Stengel is the Managing Editor of TIME and the former CEO of the National Constitution Center.

Parking is available for $9.00 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th Streets.

Advance reservations recommended; call 215.409.6700 or order online. Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. Programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.


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