Jeffrey Rosen

Ep.24 Constitutional Law in the 21st Century – the Future of Privacy, Personhood, and Freedom with Jeffrey Rosen


Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Surveillance, and Genomic Science. What Does Constitutional Law Have To Say? A Conversation with Jeffrey Rosen

In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Jeffrey Rosen, the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator. Their conversation examines the landscape of constitutional law in the 21st century. How do we interpret a more than 200-year-old document in an age of empire, terror, and technological futurism? How do theories of mind apply to the laws of personhood? How will our criminal justice system evolve along with our notions of agency and free-will? How do we interpret the First Amendment in an age of synthetic news and artificial intelligence? Where do the Bill of Rights and the Constitution stand on the question of genetic engineering and designer babies? Can the Fourth and Fifth Amendments protect our right to privacy and freedom from self-incrimination in an age of mass surveillance? How does constitutional law inform the practices of corporations and publishers? Can this enduring document safeguard our liberty, autonomy, and freedom, in the digital age?

In addition to his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, Jeffrey Rosen is also a professor at The George Washington University Law School, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing editor for the Atlantic. He is a highly regarded journalist whose essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the 10 best magazine journalists in America and legal historian David Garrow has called him “the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator.” He received the 2012 Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute for his “extraordinary contribution to the cause of better legal writing.”

Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas
Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou

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Reading list for “Constitutional Law In The 21st Century – Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Surveillance, and Genomic Science With Jeffrey Rosen”

Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution by Jeffrey Rosen
Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change by Jeffrey Rosen
The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America by Jeffrey Rosen
The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America by Jeffrey Rosen
The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America by Jeffrey Rosen
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction by Linda Greenhouse
Louis D. Brandeis: A Life by Melvin I. Urofsky
Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet by Jeffrey Rosen
Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
William Howard Taft: The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913 by Jeffrey Rosen