Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen

Formal First Name
1964 - present

Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the U.S. Constitution. He is a Professor of Law at The George Washington University and a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic. Jeffrey is a well known academic and commentator on legal affairs, who is widely published on legal issues and constitutional law. He was previously the legal affairs editor of The New Republic and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He also clerked for Judge Abner J. Mikva on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the ten best magazine journalists in America, and the Los Angeles Times called him the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • He became President and CEO in 2013, and has developed the Center's acclaimed Interactive Constitution.

  • The Interactive Constitution brings together the top conservatives and liberal legal scholars to discuss areas of agreement and disagreement about every clause of the Constitution.

  • As a Museum of We the People, the Center brings the Constitution to life for visitors of all ages through interactive programs and exhibits. 

  • As America‚Äôs Town Hall, the Center brings the leading conservative and liberal thought leaders together to debate the Constitution on all media platforms. 

  • As a Headquarters for Civic Education, the Center delivers the best educational programs and online resources that inspire citizens and engage all Americans in learning about the U.S. Constitution.


  • Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (2019)

  • William Howard Taft: The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913 (2018)

  • Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet (Jewish Lives) (2016)

  • The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America (2011)

  • Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change (2011)

  • The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America (2007)

  • The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America (Institutions of American Democracy) (2006)

  • The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age (2004)


  • Moderator, The Aspen Institute

  • Board of Directors, Mid Atlantic Innocence Project

  • Advisory Board, The Electronic Privacy Information Center


  • Rosen hosts the Center's "We the People" podcast, and helped to create its educational platform, the Interactive Constitution.

  • His essays and commentaries have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, National Public Radio, The New Republic, and The New Yorker.