Jeffrey Rosen is the president & CEO of the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the U.S. Constitution. Located steps from Independence Hall in historic Philadelphia, the Center engages millions of citizens as an interactive museum, national town hall and provider of nonpartisan resources for civic education. Among his initiatives, Jeffrey has developed the Center’s acclaimed Interactive Constitution, which brings together the top conservative and liberal legal scholars in America to discuss areas of agreement and disagreement about every clause of the Constitution. This online resource has received more than 15 million hits since launching in 2015.
Jeffrey is also a professor at the George Washington University Law School and a contributing editor of The Atlantic. He is a highly regarded journalist whose essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, on National Public Radio, in the New Republic where he was the legal affairs editor, and The New Yorker where he was a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the 10 best magazine journalists in America and a reviewer for the Los Angeles Times called him “the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator.”
Jeffrey is the author of six books including, most recently, a biography of William Howard Taft, published as part of the American Presidents series. His other books include Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet; The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America; The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. He is also co-editor of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change.
Jeffrey is a graduate of Harvard College; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School. Encore broadcast: first aired in February 2019.