National Constitution Center 2017 Freedom Day


April 13, 2017 4:00 PM -
April 13, 2017 7:30 PM
Freedom Day was launched on April 13, 2015 at the National Constitution Center, headquartered on Independence Mall in Philadelphia.

Agenda


Thursday, April 13


4:00 pm EDT Registration and Light Refreshments
4:30 pm EDT Welcoming Remarks: What Would Madison Think Of American Democracy Today?     Watch On-Demand
Featuring Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO, National Constitution Center, in conversation with Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society and Lee Liberman Otis, Senior Vice President, Federalist Society, Honorary Co-Chairs: A Madisonian Constitution for All
4:45 pm EDT The Fourth Estate: The Future of the Media in a Post-Truth Society     Watch On-Demand
Featuring Dafna Linzer, Managing Editor, Politics, NBC News & MSNBC; Gary Rosen, Editor, Weekend Review, Wall Street Journal; Mark Thompson, CEO, The New York Times.
Moderator: Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO, National Constitution Center
5:15 pm EDT The Least Dangerous Branch: The Future of Judicial Independence in a Polarized Age     Watch On-Demand
Featuring Judge Ransey Guy Cole, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Judge Timothy Tymkovich, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Moderator: Judge Jeremy Fogel, Director of the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C.
5:45 pm EDT Break
6:00 pm EDT The Broken Branch: Congress and the Constitution     Watch On-Demand
Featuring Mickey Edwards, Vice President and Director, Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership, The Aspen Institute; Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Co-author, "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How To Get It Back On Track."
Moderator: Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO, National Constitution Center
6:30 pm EDT The Imperial Presidency vs. The Constitution?     Watch On-Demand
Featuring John Harrison, James Madison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law; Susan Herman, President, ACLU; John Malcolm, Director Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation.
Moderator: Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO, National Constitution Center
7:35 pm EDT Keynote Address: The Madisonian Constitution and the Future of Freedom     Watch On-Demand
George F. Will, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist

About this conference


Freedom Day was launched on April 13, 2015 at the National Constitution Center, headquartered on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. This year, Freedom Day will launch a bi-partisan commission: A Madisonian Constitution For All, and will explore what James Madison and the other Founding Fathers would make of today's Congress, presidency, courts, and media, and how we can resurrect the Framers' values in a polarized age.

About National Constitution Center


The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed: the U.S. Constitution. Located steps away from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires active citizenship as a hands-on museum, national town hall, and civic education headquarters.

For more information, visit: http://constitutioncenter.org