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Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, discusses the origins of the right to vote
SEPT 20, 2022 • 5:00pm
The right to vote is not enumerated in the Constitution, yet each year millions of Americans register and cast ballots to select representatives as part of the voting process.
The event is the University’s celebration of Constitution Day, which commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. It is also the concluding event of the Constitutional Conversations: Finding Common Ground series that was held in association with Blount Mansion National Historic Landmark.
For the series local leaders, faculty and students participated in conversations focused on the great debates central to the 1787 Constitutional Convention – issues of representation, free speech and equality. The series was sponsored by the Boyd Fund for Leadership & Civil Discourse and the Institute of American Civics.
This event is also part of the University’s fall 2022 Listen. Learn. Lead. Week that was inspired by Senator Baker’s observation that the key to leadership was to be an “eloquent listener.” This semester’s theme is “Voting Education & Civic Engagement.”
This event will be held on Tuesday, September 20, from 5:00pm to 6:15pm in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Parking in the White Avenue Parking Garage (1621 White Avenue) can be validated at the venue.
Rosen is a professor at The George Washington University Law School and a contributing editor to The Atlantic. He was previously the legal affairs editor of The New Republic and a staff writer for The New Yorker. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College; Oxford College, where is was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School.