Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen

The Chicago Tribune named Jeffrey Rosen 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 commentator. Rosen’s new book, The Pursuit of Happiness: How Classical Writers on Virtue Inspired the Lives of the Founders and Defined America, is a revelatory journey into the minds of the Founders, providing a deep, rich, and fresh understanding of the foundation of our democracy.

Rosen is the President and CEO of the non-partisan National Constitution Center, where he hosts “We the People,” a weekly podcast of constitutional debate. He is also a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School and a contributing editor of The Atlantic. He was previously the legal affairs editor of The New Republic and a staff writer for The New Yorker.

His other books include the New York Times bestseller Conversations with RBG: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law, The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America, and The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age. He has also written acclaimed biographies of Louis Brandeis and William Howard Taft.

Rosen received the Association of American Publisher’s Award for Distinguished Public Service in 2020, with AAP citing his exceptional work as a constitutional scholar, author, and educator. Rosen graduated from Harvard College, Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and Yale Law School.

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