The Annual John M. Templeton, Jr. Lecture on Economic Liberties and the Constitution

Explaining his commitment to the National Constitution Center, Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr. has said, “The success of this fragile American experiment called ‘Constitutional Republican government’ will depend entirely on how much of the heritage bequeathed to us by our founding fathers can be successfully passed on to present and future citizens.  The National Constitution Center is one of the key elements in preserving this heritage.”

The annual John M. Templeton, Jr. Lecture on Economic Liberties and the Constitution showcases the most important thinkers and policy-makers in America as they discuss economic liberties and current issues in a forum open to the public.

Previous Templeton Lecturers and Respondents*
2017    Governor Jeb Bush
2016    Joel Klein
2014    Charles Murray
2013    Governor Bobby Jindal and Kevin Hassett
2012    Arthur C. Brooks and Richard Brookhiser
2011    Christopher DeMuth and Michael L. Wachter
2010    Lawrence Summers and Professor George L. Priest
2009    John C. Bogle and Peter J. Wallison
2008    Secretary Tommy Thompson and Senator Tom Daschle
2007    Cardinal Roger Mahony and Edwin Meese
2006    Scott Bullock and Professor Thomas Merrill
2005    Professor Cass Sunstein and Professor Walter Williams
2004    Professor Richard Epstein and Professor Walter Dellinger


*Previous Templeton Lectures moderated by Daniel Gross, Economics Editor and Columnist, Yahoo! Finance; Ambassador Douglas Kmiec, Professor of Constitutional Law and Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, Pepperdine University; R. Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School; and Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center.

Videos of  Selected Past Lectures








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