Sidney Blumenthal, author of Wrestling With His Angel, brings Lincoln from the wilderness to the peak of his career as he takes control of the nation’s most profound spiritual crisis — slavery — and enters the battle for the nation’s soul. Michael Gerhardt, National Constitution Center scholar-in-residence, moderates.

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Join distinguished legal experts Erwin Chemerinsky, Frederick Lawrence, and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, to examine the Supreme Court’s 2016-17 session.

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Owen Fiss, leading constitutional theorist and Yale Law School professor, explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through moving accounts of 13 lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half-century.

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Former U.S. Ambassador Mark Gitenstein and authors Edward Luce and Jan-Werner Müller explore the growing influence of populism around the world.

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Kristina Arriaga, vice chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Khalid Latif, executive director and chaplain of the Islamic Center at New York University, and Rabbi David Saperstein, former U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, doscuss the state of religious freedom in America.

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Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discuss their visceral, immersive documentary on the Vietnam War in a special National Constitution Center event.

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Scholars Deborah Pearlstein, Ben Wittes, and John Yoo discuss the Framers’ original vision of war powers and how presidents have viewed war powers over time.

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American historian J.M. Opal discusses his new book, Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law, and the American Nation  — a bold reinterpretation of the seventh president, whose populist vision continues to shape American democracy today.

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John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, discusses the first president’s momentous and prescient farewell address to the nation and how the address could help reunite America through the lessons rooted in Washington’s experience as described in his new book, Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations

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Josh Chafetz, author of Congress’s Constitution, Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and David Mayhew, author of The Imprint of Congress, discuss why and what, if anything, Congress can do to take its power back. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

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