Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, will be delivering our May 2022 Wesson Lecture. This lecture is a meditation on the consequences of the un-amendability and under-development of the U.S. Constitution. Her 2018 book, These Truths: A History of the United States, is an international bestseller and was named one of Time magazine's top ten non-fiction books of the decade. She followed that book with This America: The Case for the Nation (2019) and her latest book, IF THEN: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future, was published in 2020. Lepore is also a staff writer at The New Yorker. Lepore is the recipient of many honors, awards, and honorary degrees, and has been a finalist for the National Book Award; the National Magazine Award; and, twice, for the Pulitzer Prize.
Rebecca Brown, The Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law, USC Gould School of Law, and Bernadette Meyler, Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Research and Intellectual Life at Stanford Law School, will be the discussion seminar commentators.
This talk is part of the Ethics Center's Wesson Lecture series, which examines problems of democracy. There will be a discussion seminar on Thursday, May 5, which is intended as a response to this lecture.
IN-PERSON EVENT. Attendance is open to the general public. RSVP.