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Humanities Talk with Prof. Jeffrey Rosen

The Oak Room, Fellowship House
September 27, 2018
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
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Dumbarton Oaks is delighted to welcome Jeffrey Rosen for the inaugural address in our 2018–2019 Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Talks.

Rosen is President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, established by Congress to promote awareness and understanding of the United States Constitution on a nonpartisan basis. Rosen is also a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School and a contributing editor of The Atlantic. He has been the legal affairs editor for The New Republic and a staff writer in The New Yorker. His latest book, for the American Presidents Series, is William Howard Taft. His other books include Louis D. Brandeis: American ProphetThe Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that DefinedThe Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve AmericaThe Naked Crowd: Freedom and Security in an Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. The Chicago Tribune named Rosen one of the ten best magazine journalists in America, and the Los Angeles Times called him the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.

The Humanities Talks bring to Dumbarton Oaks distinguished speakers from a wide range of careers that use humanistic skills, to discuss the practical aspects of how they built their professional lives while also reflecting on the deep conceptual and philosophical wellsprings of why they do what they do. The talks are open to Dumbarton Oaks fellows, staff, and—where space permits—the broader DC community.