Jeffrey Rosen Headshot

Jeffrey Rosen

President & CEO, National Constitution Center

In these polarized times, constitutional scholar Jeffrey Rosen looks to our founding values to discern the path forward. The Constitution sits at the heart of today’s most contentious issues—from immigration to mass incarceration to gun rights. At the podium, Rosen provides unique insights about the personalities and philosophies of the Supreme Court justices, from Ruth Bader Ginsburg—with whom he has authored a new book, Conversations with RBG—to Neil Gorsuch. Rosen delves into history to reveal the founders’ hopes for our democracy, leads audiences in identifying constitutional, not political, arguments, and issues a clarion call to citizens to educate themselves about the Constitution so they can become active participants in determining the future of freedom in America. With tremendous passion and insight, Rosen illuminates American ideals, celebrates our democracy, discusses the future of the Supreme Court and the Constitution, and inspires citizens of different perspectives to unite around the Constitution.

BIO

Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the U.S. Constitution. Rosen became President and CEO in 2013 and 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. The online resource has received more than 25 million hits since launching in 2015.

A leading expert on the Supreme Court and the judicial system, Rosen’s new book is Conversation with RBG: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law. With Justice Ginsburg’s approval, the book collects 25 years of their conversations, discussing everything from Justice Ginsburg’s favorite opinions to their mutual love of opera. Rosen is also the author of acclaimed biographies of Supreme Court justices Louis D. Brandeis and William Howard Taft. His book The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America is the best-selling companion book to the PBS series on the Supreme Court. Rosen has interviewed most of the current and former Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and can give astute insights into the way that personality, temperament, and judicial philosophy are affecting the dynamics on the Roberts Court and will continue to do so in the future.

In addition to leading the National Constitution Center, Rosen is professor at The George Washington University Law School and a contributing writer of The Atlantic, where he founded a new web site devoted to constitutional debate. He also hosts the National Constitution Center’s weekly We the People podcast, which invites liberal and conservative scholars to debate historical and contemporary constitutional issues in the news. 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.”

A leading expert on the Supreme Court and the judicial system, Rosen’s book The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America is the best-selling companion book to the PBS series on the Supreme Court. Rosen has interviewed most of the Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Neal Gorsuch, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and can give astute insights into the way that personality, temperament, and judicial philosophy are affecting the dynamics on the Roberts Court and will continue to do so in the future.

Rosen is the author of seven books, including biographies of Justices Ginsburg, Brandeis, and Taft, and acclaimed books on privacy and security in the age of social media. The New York Times called his book The Unwanted Gaze: the Destruction of Privacy in America “the definitive text on privacy perils in the digital age.”

Rosen 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 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 co-editor of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change.

Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School.

Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the U.S. Constitution. Rosen became President and CEO in 2013 and 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. The online resource has received more than 25 million hits since launching in 2015.

A leading expert on the Supreme Court and the judicial system, Rosen’s new book is Conversation with RBG: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law. With Justice Ginsburg’s approval, the book collects 25 years of their conversations, discussing everything from Justice Ginsburg’s favorite opinions to their mutual love of opera. Rosen is also the author of acclaimed biographies of Supreme Court justices Louis D. Brandeis and William Howard Taft. His book The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America is the best-selling companion book to the PBS series on the Supreme Court. Rosen has interviewed most of the current and former Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and can give astute insights into the way that personality, temperament, and judicial philosophy are affecting the dynamics on the Roberts Court and will continue to do so in the future.

In addition to leading the National Constitution Center, Rosen is professor at The George Washington University Law School and a contributing writer of The Atlantic, where he founded a new web site devoted to constitutional debate. He also hosts the National Constitution Center’s weekly We the People podcast, which invites liberal and conservative scholars to debate historical and contemporary constitutional issues in the news. 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.”

A leading expert on the Supreme Court and the judicial system, Rosen’s book The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America is the best-selling companion book to the PBS series on the Supreme Court. Rosen has interviewed most of the Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Neal Gorsuch, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and can give astute insights into the way that personality, temperament, and judicial philosophy are affecting the dynamics on the Roberts Court and will continue to do so in the future.

Rosen is the author of seven books, including biographies of Justices Ginsburg, Brandeis, and Taft, and acclaimed books on privacy and security in the age of social media. The New York Times called his book The Unwanted Gaze: the Destruction of Privacy in America “the definitive text on privacy perils in the digital age.”

Rosen 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 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 co-editor of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change.

Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School.

SPEECH TOPICS

Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

The Future of the Supreme Court and the Constitution

Four Battles for the Constitution:How the Wisdom of the Founders Can Unite America

Free Sppech and Privacy in a Digital Age

Books & Media
Book Cover - Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Life, Love, Liberty, and LawAmerican Prophet book coverThe Named Crowd book coverThe Most Democratic Branch book coverThe Unwanted Gaze book cover