5 2017

Louis Brandeis: American Prophet

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Stern Center Ballroom Corner of George & Glebe St.
Charleston, SC 29424

Contact Mark Swick

Jeffrey Rosen will be in conversation with Jewish Studies professor Shari Rabin about his important new biography of Louis Brandeis. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Brandeis was the first Jewish member of the US Supreme Court, serving from 1916 to 1939. Rosen argues that Brandeis, author of the most famous article on the right to privacy and an outspoken leader in the American Zionist movement, was the most far-seeing constitutional philosopher of the twentieth century.

Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis. Rosen is also a professor at The George Washington University Law School, a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing editor for the Atlantic. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School.

This event will serve as the College of Charleston’s commemoration of Constitution Day and is supported by the Pre Law Advising Program, the First Year Experience Program, and the Office of Academic Affairs.

Sponsored by the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture

Sponsor: Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture