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MSNBC, 11th Hour: Are Gun Rights Supporters Misinterpreting the Second Amendment?

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "The Supreme Court next year is going to consider its biggest gun control case since 2010, and its going to be hugely significant to see where Chief Justice Roberts is on this question."

August 10, 2019

High School SCOTUS: Interview: Jeffrey Rosen

CEO Jeffrey Rosen shares his book recommendations during a wide-ranging conversation with Supreme Court blog, High School SCOTUS.

July 20, 2019

AL DÍA Podcast: Jeffrey Rosen and the Unifying Power of the Constitution

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: “All of American history can be seen as a debate about the relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution."

July 18, 2019

The Atlantic: The Impartial Justice

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: “Above all, Stevens defined the rule of law as the obligation of the government to behave impartially instead of favoring one group over another for partisan or sectarian reasons.”

July 17, 2019

The Access Champions Podcast

Kristina Bianco, Director of Visitor Experience, talks with the Access Champion podcast about how our new Sensory Friendly Sunday museum experience offers a more accessible visit for individuals of all abilities.

July 16, 2019

PHL17: IN FOCUS: Reducing Pollution and the Theatrical Performance,”Fourteen”

Nora Quinn, director of theatre programs, and actress Ebony Pullum join host Jennifer Lewis-Hall to discuss the Center's new theatrical performance, FOURTEEN.

July 6, 2019

Fox News Rundown: Is America’s Civics Crisis A Threat To Our Democracy?

Would you pass the U.S. Citizenship test? President and CEO of the National Constitution Center Jeff Rosen joins the Fox News Rundown podcast to discuss the importance of civic education.

July 5, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: The Declaration of Independence Unites and Divides Us

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "The modern divide between left and right can be seen as an ongoing debate about the relationship between the Declaration and the Constitution."

July 4, 2019

John Templeton Foundation: Jeffrey Rosen on Intellectual Humility and the Constitution

CEO Jeffery Rosen sat down with the John Templeton Foundation to discuss the importance of intellectual humility, spreading "constitutional light," the future of civil dialogue, and the Center's Interactive Constitution.

July 3, 2019

Associated Press: Retired Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to get Liberty Medal

Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been named this year’s recipient of the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal.

July 1, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: ‘Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality’ Review: A Nation’s Arc Toward Justice

"One of the achievements of the National Constitution Center’s new permanent exhibit 'Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality,' overseen by Jeffrey Rosen, the president and CEO of the Center, is to demonstrate how slavery was overturned, and then show how in the brief era of Reconstruction, a new social world was wrestled into being before falling back into a morass."

June 29, 2019

PrawfsBlawg: What Did the Joint Committee on Reconstruction Look Like?

Professor and scholar Gerard Magliocca: "On Tuesday I went to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. I was there to see a new permanent exhibit on the Civil War and Reconstruction. The exhibit is terrific and I would highly encourage anyone who is interested to go. (They even have an 1867 letter from John Bingham.)"

June 28, 2019

MSNBC, Ali Velshi: Why the Supreme Court’s Rulings on Census, Gerrymandering Matter

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, joins Ali Velshi to discuss why the Supreme Court’s opinions and dissents are so significant in both the 2020 Census and gerrymandering decisions.

June 27, 2019

Pew Center for Arts & Heritage: Inside the National Constitution Center: Q&A with Director of Theatre Programs Nora Quinn

Nora Quinn, Director of Theatre Programs at the National Constitution Center: "The NCC uses theater as an essential element in the visitor experience, creating a more robust learning experience than an exhibit can do alone."

June 26, 2019

6 ABC News: NCC’s New Civil War Exhibit Showcases America’s Road to Equality

At The National Constitution Center, there's a new exhibition on America's road to equality. It's the first of its kind in the nation.

June 19, 2019

C-SPAN: Human Side of Judging

Current and former federal and state judges including Charles Breyer, the brother of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, discussed the human side of judging.

June 19, 2019

Broad Street Review: The National Constitution Center Presents ‘Civil War and Reconstruction’

"Civil War and Reconstruction demonstrates why this period matters, making plain what was at stake and how the Constitution was amended to reinforce the values first expressed in the Declaration and to strengthen individual rights."

June 18, 2019

MSNBC: Why Fetal Personhood is at the Center of the Abortion Debate

Jeff Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center, joins Ali Velshi to discuss why the legal debate over whether a fetus is recognized as a person from conception has significant consequences for abortion rights in the U.S.

June 6, 2019

PHL17: Philadelphia’s Stripes and Stars Festival Celebrates the U.S. Flag and Army

Constitution Center Programs Manager Jenna Kehres and Betsy Ross visit PHL17 to discuss Philadelphia's June 14 Stripes and Stars Festival.

June 6, 2019

Philly.com: Why the Lies My Teacher Told Me About Race in America After the Civil War Matter in 2019

Will Bunch for Philly.com: "The National Constitution Center and exhibition developer Elena Popchock deserve a lot of credit for spotlighting both the idealistic promise but also the hard truths of the Reconstruction era ..."

May 28, 2019

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