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Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen is president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a museum devoted to national debate and education about the Constitution. He is also a professor of law at George Washington University and the former legal affairs editor of The New Republic.

His books include The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America, the best selling companion book to the award winning PBS series. He is also the author of The Most Democratic Branch: How The Courts Serve America, The Naked Crowd: Freedom and Security in an Anxious Age, and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America, which The New York Times called “the definitive text in privacy perils in the digital age.” He is co-editor of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change.

Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, summa cum laude; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Abner Mikva on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

His essays and commentaries have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. Rosen is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and has recorded a course on law and the Constitution in the 21st century for The Teaching Company’s Great Courses.

He received the 2012 Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute for his “extraordinary contribution to the cause of better legal writing.” The Chicago Tribune named him one of the ten best magazine journalists in America and the L.A. Times called him “the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator.”