A More or Less Perfect Union: A Personal Exploration by Judge Douglas Ginsburg

Join us for a special event, in conversation with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg—a national authority on the Constitution, and host of A More or Less Perfect Union (2020), the groundbreaking new three-part public television (PBS) series "that tells the story of how the framers put freedom in writing; how amendment after amendment finally spread freedom to all of “we the people,” and how we still struggle today to preserve the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution. Throughout the series, experts of all stripes—conservative, progressive, and libertarian—debate key issues of liberty: freedom of religion and press, slavery, civil rights, the Second Amendment, separation of powers, and more." View a short preview here: https://bit.ly/2T3Cgyc.

Judge Ginsburg will discuss the series in depth with William Baude, Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar at The University of Chicago Law School. The discussion will include clips from the PBS series, and a brief audience Q and A session. The event will be live streamed via the US National Archives (NARA): https://bit.ly/39NEfg9.

There will be book sales and a signing of the companion book Voices of Our Republic, to follow.

This program is co-sponsored by the Barack Obama Presidential Library (NARA), PBS, International House Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series, the University of Chicago Law School, and other University of Chicago campus partners.

  • This event is free and open to the public. Please cancel your registration if you cannot attend.
  • Registration is required. Tickets are general admission and registration does not guarantee a seat.
  • Tickets are non-transferable.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins.

Date and Time
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST

International House at the University of Chicago
1414 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637