Tuesday Talks

A Monthly Virtual Speaker Series Featuring Some of Our Neighborhood’s Most Fascinating Residents.

Livestreaming of the speaker series is provided by DC Public Library.

To join, please select either of the following options or use the direct links in each event description:

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October 19, 2021, 7 pm

Terence Samuel, Managing Editor, National Public Radio

Changes in Journalism Over a Lifetime in the News

Terry Samuel, who has daily oversight of the newsgathering operation at NPR, will discuss how journalism has changed over the course of his career, from work at The Village Voice to The Root.com to newspapers in St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Direct Livestream YouTube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m45z7xl9xrQ

From 2011 to 2017, Terry Samuel was a politics editor at The Washington Post, overseeing White House and congressional coverage, and before that he was the congressional Managing Editor at the National Journal. He began his career as a writing fellow at the Village Voice in New York and later was a reporter at The Roanoke Times & World News, a national correspondent at both The Philadelphia Inquirer and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and chief congressional correspondent at US News & World Report.

He was a director of editorial programming for AOL Black Voices before joining the Washington Post Company to help launch TheRoot.com in 2007.

A graduate of the City College of New York, Terry is the author of the 2010 book, The Upper House: A Journey Behind the Closed Doors of the United States Senate. Some of his work as a political columnist was anthologized in Best American Political Writing of 2009. 

He lives in Woodley Park.

November 16, 2021, 7 pm

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitutional Center

The Future of the Supreme Court

Constitutional scholar Jeffrey Rosen, author of Conversations with RBG, will discuss the place of the Supreme Court in our federal system, its evolution over the years, the role it plays today, and the role it may play in the future.

Direct Livestream YouTube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF0y27-B0Qs

Jeffrey Rosen leads the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. He is also professor at The George Washington University Law School and a contributing editor of The Atlantic. He is a highly regarded journalist whose essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, on National Public Radio, in the New Republic, and The New Yorker. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the 10 best magazine journalists in America and a reviewer for the Los Angeles Times called him “the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator.”

Rosen is the author of six books including, most recently, Conversations with RBG: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law. His other books include William Howard Taft: The American Presidents Series; Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet; The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America; The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. He is co-editor of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change.

Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. He divides his time between Cleveland Park and Philadelphia.

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