The Presidents: William Howard Taft
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Jeffrey Rosen, Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Tue, March 27th, 2018 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


Leading scholar Jeffrey Rosen, in conversation with Akhil Reed Amar, explores the extraordinary story of the only man ever to serve as President of the United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Discover how President William Howard Taft defended the Founding Fathers’ vision of American democracy.

Jeffrey Rosen is President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and the author of William Howard Taft. Akhil Reed Amar (moderator) is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.

Presented as a part of the Presidential Historical Commission at New-York Historical Society


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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