Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and The Federalist Society
Mark Holden: Vice President and General Counsel, Koch Industries
Greg Lukianoff: President and CEO, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
William Marshall: William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
Bradley A. Smith: Visiting Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. Chair of Law, West Virginia University College of Law
Moderator: Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center
Marc Short is President of Freedom Partners. Previously, Marc served as chief of staff for the House Republican Conference, chaired by Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) and for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). In his early career, Marc was the executive director of the Reagan Ranch, where he completed the initial multi-million dollar capital campaign to preserve the historic property and served as the executive director of Freedom Alliance from 1995-1998. He was also the director of the Virginia Finance Committee for the Oliver North for U.S. Senate campaign.
Greg Lukianoff is an attorney and the president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). He is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate and Freedom From Speech, as well as a co-author of The Atlantic’s September 2015 cover story, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” written in partnership with Jonathan Haidt.
William (Bill) Marshall is currently the Kenan Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina. Marshall was Deputy White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States during the Clinton Administration. He has also served as the Solicitor General of the State of Ohio.
Jeffrey Rosen is President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. He is also a Professor of Law at
The George Washington University Law School, and a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic.
Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. His new book, Louis D.
Brandeis: American Prophet, was published on June 1, 2016, the 100th anniversary of Brandeis's
Supreme Court confirmation. His other books include The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries
that Defined America, the best-selling companion book to the award-winning PBS series; 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. Rosen is coeditor, with Benjamin Wittes, of
Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change, the proceedings of the Brookings Project on
Technology and the Constitution.
His essays and commentaries have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, on National
Public Radio, in the New Republic, where he was the legal affairs editor, and in The New Yorker, where
he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him 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
Bradley A. Smith
Bradley A. Smith holds the 2013-15 Judge John T. Copenhaver Visiting Endowed Chair of Law at the West Virginia University College of Law. A federal elections expert, he is the Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. He is a past chairman and commissioner of the Federal Election Commission (2000-2005), appointed by President Bill Clinton.