The Constitution in Crisis: What Would the Founders Say?
Join Jeffrey Goldberg, editor of The Atlantic, and Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and contributing editor at The Atlantic, for a national symposium with America’s thought leaders on what James Madison would make of American democracy today and how to resurrect Madison’s vision of a republic ruled by reason rather than passion.
This event was presented in partnership with The Atlantic and generously sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Panel 1: Madison, the Media, and the Mob
Jonah Goldberg, Senior Editor of the National Review
Michelle Goldberg, Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times
Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic
Polarization in Congress
Daniel Stid, Director of the Madison Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Panel 2: The Senate and the Constitution
Chris Coons, U.S. Senator from Delaware
Drowning in Digital Pollution
Sam Gill, Vice President of Communities and Impact for the Knight Foundation
Panel 3: What Would Madison Think of Democracy Today?
Larry Kramer, President of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Lecturer in Law at
Stanford Law School
Colleen Sheehan, Professor of Political Science at Villanova University
Greg Weiner, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Assumption College