In this talk, based in part on his recently released book, The Constitution Today, Yale Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar will discuss the constitutional significance of various modern cases and controversies — from gun control to gay rights, from the electoral college to campaign finance to filibuster reform, from impeachment to presidential succession — and will discuss the American constitutional project more generally.
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Mark Bittman - The Future of Food
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Jeffrey Sachs - Four Global Crises: Money, Security, Heat, Psychology
James Hoge - The Rise of China and the Challenge to America
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Dan Rather - The News - What Shouldn't Change
Akhill Reed Amar - The Constitution and the Balance of Powers
In his 31 years producing for PBS FRONTLINE, Martin Smith has covered the world: from revolution in Central America and the fall of communism in Russia, to the rise of Al Qaeda and the war in Iraq. Smith has won every major award in television including two duPont Columbia Gold Batons and eight Emmys. He is also a three-time recipient of the George Polk Award for Investigative journalism. In 2014, Smith received the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism from Columbia University.