Past Programs

Freedom Day 2017

Watch all the video from our Freedom Day 2017 event.

April 15, 2017

100 Years Later: America in World War I

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.

April 13, 2017

Timothy Huebner on the Civil War era and American constitutionalism

Timothy Huebner, author of Liberty and Union, provides a reexamination of the Civil War era, exploring how the African American understanding of constitutional equality helped transform a war for the Union into a war for emancipation and equal rights.

February 13, 2017

Should We Amend The Constitution To Impose Term Limits On Congress?

Suzanne Almeida, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Phil Blumel, President, U.S. Term Limits, David Strauss, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, David Super, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and former Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) discuss a term-limits amendment to the Constitution.

February 09, 2017

Centennial Anniversary Of The Mexican Constitution

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Constitution, Mexican and U.S. constitutional experts, including National Constitution Center Senior Fellow for Constitutional Studies Tom Donnelly, Universidad de las Américas Puebla Professor Raúl Bringas-Nostti, and others explore the similarities and differences between the two documents.

February 08, 2017

John Adams and the Fear of Aristocracy

Authors Luke Mayville and Richard Alan Ryerson discuss the second president’s most intimate political thoughts.

February 01, 2017

Former Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr.

Donald Verrilli, Jr., 46th Solicitor General of the United States, joined the Constitution Center for an intimate conversation about his time in office and his experiences arguing landmark cases before the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, immigration, and more.

January 23, 2017

President Trump’s First 100 Days And The Constitutional Stakes

President-elect Donald Trump will inherit a nation divided at home and threatened abroad on Friday. Watch Carol Lee of The Wall Street Journal, Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker, Benjamin Domenech of The Federalist, and Paul Gottfried of Elizabethtown College as they discuss the incoming administration.

January 17, 2017

The Constitution and the Administrative State

Federal judges and scholars explore important historical and constitutional issues related to the administrative state in this special event from the National Constitution Center on January 10, 2017.

January 10, 2017

Video: Bill Of Rights Day Book Festival

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, we presented four live stream video programs related to the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights.

December 15, 2016

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