National Constitution Center names Jeffrey Rosen new CEO

National Constitution Center Philadelphia
The National Constitution Center. (Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro).

The National Constitution Center announced on Monday the appointment of George Washington University Law School professor and legal commentator Jeffrey Rosen as its new president and chief executive officer.

“We are extremely proud to announce a CEO and president of Jeffrey Rosen’s caliber as a constitutional scholar, journalist and educator,” National Constitution Center Chairman Jeb Bush said in a statement.

“I look forward to working in hand with Jeffrey to continue to elevate the Center’s national profile and unparalleled role as a museum, town hall and civic educational headquarters.”

Rosen succeeds former Constitution Center head David Eisner, who stepped down from the position in October 2012.
The journalist and scholar served  as an adviser to the National Constitution Center during its early planning phases, was a visiting Constitution Center scholar at the Center during the summer of 2003 and has appeared on a number of Constitution Center panels, including a 2007 program about the Supreme Court.
“I’m thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead the National Constitution Center, a great institution devoted to promoting bipartisan debate about constitutional issues,” Rosen said in a statement.

“The Center is both a magnificent museum and America’s town hall, a national and international forum for constitutional debate and education. I Iook forward to working with the Center to host those debates in Philadelphia, on the Internet, and around the world.”

Rosen has taught at The George Washington University Law School since 1997, has served as a moderator at educational and policy studies organization The Aspen Institute since 2000 and is the legal affairs editor of The New Republic.

Rosen has authored several books about the American court system, as well as security in the digital age, and his commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio and in The New Yorker, netting him the 2012 Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute.

The scholar is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and has recorded a lecture series for the Teaching Company’s Great Courses titled “Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century.”

“Jeffrey Rosen is a prominent Constitutional scholar and acclaimed author whose legal commentaries are widely read and respected,” Constitution Center Trustee and president of the University of Pennsylvania Amy Gutmann said in a statement.

“His stature, passion, and vision are a perfect match for the National Constitution Center, which seeks to draw connections between the Constitution and current events and inspire lively intellectual exchange among people of all ages.”

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