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

Lecture Series

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Assembly Hall

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.

This is the inaugural event of the Barack Obama Presidential Library. 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&A session. The event will also 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 event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

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

Missed the program? Watch the live recording here

Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg