The Jefferson Series presented by The New Albany Community Foundation welcomes
Harvard Law Professor and Bloomberg Columnist
Noah Feldman and CNN Senior Analyst and Bestselling Author Jeffrey Toobin
Wednesday, May 1 | 7:00 pm
McCoy Center 

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Noah Feldman, Harvard Law professor, is a highly respected public intellectual known for his ability to frame and explain complex legal issues as well as foreign policy, politics, and religion. Called “one of the stars of his generation” by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, he writes a weekly column for Bloomberg News, specializing in real-time analysis of today’s big legal cases. The Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Feldman teaches constitutional and international law and is a Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Feldman clerked for Supreme Court Justice David Souter and served as a senior constitutional adviser during the drafting of Iraq's constitution. He speaks widely on international affairs and what he calls "the intersection of ideas and real world power politics.” Publishers Weekly called Feldman's Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Justices "a first-rate work of narrative history that succeeds in bringing the intellectual and political battles of the post-Roosevelt Court vividly to life." His 2013 book, Cool War: The Future of Global Competition, is a thought-provoking look at U.S.-China relations. His other books include Constitutional Law: Eighteenth Edition (co-authored with Kathleen Sullivan), The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State, Divided by God, and After Jihad. In October 2017, Feldman released his book, The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President, a sweeping reexamination of the Founding Father who transformed the United States.

Jeffrey Toobin, a high-profile senior analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, is one of the country’s most esteemed experts on politics, media, and the law. The author of critically acclaimed best-sellers, Toobin delved into the historical, political, and personal inner workings of the Supreme Court and its justices in his book The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. Toobin’s latest best seller, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst, was released to considerable acclaim in August 2016. The book examines the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst, granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, by the Symbionese Liberation Army. The book has already been optioned for film by Fox 2000. His other book, The Run of His Life: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, was the basis for the acclaimed mini-series on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, and Sarah Paulson. Toobin’s next book will focus on the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

Season Sponsors:

    1. Conway Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
          1. Beatrice Wolper, Trustee

The Jefferson Series Endowment Fund Supporters:

Donna & Nick Akins Fund
Karen & Irving Dennis Family Fund
Christine & Jeffrey Rodek Fund
Lynne & Steve Smith Family Fund
Leslie H. Wexner Jefferson Series Fund 

Special Program Underwriters:

The Barbara W. & Philip R. Derrow Family Foundation 

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