Akhil Reed Amar: The Constitution Today
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 7 PM
Few subjects of interest to journalists and scholars involve questions as large in scope, or as serious in consequence, as those surrounding constitutional law. Given the enormous intellectual stakes that hinge on the interpretation of America’s most important political document, it can be difficult for even the most informed citizens to understand fully the enduring influence of the Constitution on American politics and culture in the twenty-first century.
In honor of Constitution Day, the Hauenstein Center and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Library & Museum hosted distinguished legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar of Yale University. He discussed his book, The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era.
Watch the lecture here.