Jefferson Humanities Forum: Akhil Reed Amar

Wed Nov 03 2021 at 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm

Kanbar Campus Center | Philadelphia

Jefferson Humanities & Health
Publisher/HostJefferson Humanities & Health
Jefferson Humanities Forum: Akhil Reed Amar
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Co-presented by Jefferson Humanities & Health and the Arlen Specter Center, College of Humanities & Sciences.
About this Event

In-person at the Kanbar Performance Center, East Falls (open to Jefferson students, faculty, and staff. Grab-and-go dinner provided; first come, first served.)

Livestream on Zoom (open to Jefferson and public viewers).

Registration through Eventbrite required for in-person and livestream. All registrants will receive the Zoom link for the livestream, regardless of what option you indicate.(see note at the bottom).


Three Slices of Jefferson: 1776, 1801, and 1826

Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, joins the Jefferson Humanities Forum to explore three critical moments in the life of Thomas Jefferson, based on excerpts from his new book . Professor Amar teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. After graduating from Yale College, summa cum laude, in 1980 and from Yale Law School in 1984, and clerking for then Judge (now Justice) Stephen Breyer, Amar joined the Yale faculty in 1985 at the age of 26. He is the author of more than a hundred law review articles and several books, most notably The Bill of Rights (1998, winner of the Yale University Press Governors’ Award), America’s Constitution (2005, winner of the ABA’s Silver Gavel Award), America’s Unwritten Constitution (2012, named one of the year’s 100 best nonfiction books by The Washington Post), and The Constitution Today (2016, named one of the year’s top ten nonfiction books by Time magazine).

Forum Scholar: Evan Laine, JD, MA, Director, Associate Professor, Law & Society Program, College of Humanities & Sciences and Faculty Director, Arlen Specter Center.

This event is co-sponsored by Jefferson Humanities & Health and the College of Humanities & Sciences as part of their Dietrich V. Asten Lecture Series.

Please note: This in-person event is open to Jefferson students, faculty, and staff. The lecture will also be live-streamed as a Zoom webinar, open to Jefferson and public viewers. When you register through Eventbrite, Jefferson community members can choose an "in-person" or "livestream" ticket, while members of the public can reserve a "livestream" ticket. All registrants will receive the Zoom link for the livestream, regardless of what option you indicate.


About the Jefferson Humanities Forum

Each academic year, the Jefferson Humanities Forum explores a thought-provoking theme from a wide range of perspectives, inviting reflection and action around how we improve lives. During 2021-2022, the Jefferson Humanities Forum speaker series will bring a handful of multidisciplinary scholars and thinkers to investigate the theme Origins. Learn more here.

Questions? Or comments on how we can make this event more accessible to you? Please reach out to Matilda Ostow, Humanities Program Coordinator, at [email protected]

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Kanbar Campus Center, 4201 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, United States

Tickets

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