Upcoming America’s Town Hall Programs

Should Roe Be Overturned?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Should Roe v. Wade be overturned? Join legal scholars and reproductive rights experts Catherine Glenn Foster of Americans United for Life, Melissa Murray of New York University School of Law, and Mary Ziegler of Florida State University College of Law for a timely discussion exploring the question: What does the Constitution say about reproductive rights?

We the People Live featuring SCOTUStalk: A Supreme Court Preview

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss a special live podcast recording of We the People with Jeffrey Rosen, the National Constitution Center’s weekly show of constitutional debate, featuring hosts from SCOTUStalk, the podcast from SCOTUSblog, that takes a “plain English” look at events and topics relating to the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Rosen, host of We the People, will join John Elwood and Amy Howe of SCOTUStalk for an in-depth discussion about the upcoming Supreme Court term.

This program is presented in partnership with SCOTUStalk.

Disinformation and What We Can Do About It

Thursday, October 17, 2019 • 12 - 1 p.m.

Richard Stengel, journalist, former Under Secretary of State, and former head of the National Constitution Center, provides an insider account of his time at the highest levels of government in the fight against the global rise of disinformation as described in his book, Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do About It.

A book sale and signing will follow the program.

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Eric Foner for a timely discussion about the history of the battle to inscribe equality into the Constitution. The Declaration of Independence declared the truth of equality to be self-evident, but it took the Civil War and the adoption of three constitutional amendments to establish that ideal as part of our fundamental law.  Foner will trace the arc of the Reconstruction amendments from their dramatic pre-Civil War origins to today. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates. A book sale and signing will follow the program.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Center’s exhibit Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality

Conversations with RBG

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen unveils his newest book, Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law—an informal portrait of the justice through an extraordinary series of conversations, starting in the 1990s and continuing to today. With Justice Ginsburg’s approval, Rosen has collected her wisdom from their many conversations in which she discusses the future of the Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, and how to lead a productive, compassionate life. These frank exchanges illuminate the determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired women and men of all ages to embrace the “Notorious RBG.” Dahlia Lithwick, veteran Supreme Court reporter, moderates.

A book sale and signing will follow the program.

This program is currently SOLD OUT. To reserve your place on the program's waitlist please email Town Hall Programs Manager John Guerra at [email protected]

The Fourth Amendment and Privacy: Historical Perspectives

Thursday, December 5, 2019 • 9 - 11:45 a.m.

Join three back-to-back discussions with leading federal judges and legal scholars for an exploration of the Fourth Amendment’s guarantees against unreasonable searches and seizures—from its origins at America’s founding to its interpretation today in light of rapidly changing technologies.  

This program is presented in partnership with the Federal Judicial Center. 


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The National Constitution Center’s onsite Town Hall programs are generously supported by the Paul S. Levy Programming Fund.

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