Speakers Forum: Lawrence Lessig on Money, Power and Corruption
The Dorchester Speakers Forum presents Lawrence Lessig, Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. The program is FREE and open to the public and takes place in Peabody Hall at All Saints Church, 209 Ashmont St., Dorchester (near the corner of Dorchester Ave., next to Ashmont Station) on Friday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7. There is ample free parking in the church parking lot.
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and founder of Rootstrikers, a network of activists leading the fight against government corruption. He has authored numerous books, including Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress—and a Plan to Stop It and One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic. Lessig serves on the Board of Creative Commons, MapLight, Brave New Film Foundation, The American Academy, Berlin, AXA Research Fund and iCommons.org, and on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation.
He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Association, and has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, Fastcase 50 Award and being named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries. Lessig holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD from Yale. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.
The presentation will be followed by a Q & A and book signing. Books will be available for sale on site.
About Dorchester Speakers Forum
The Dorchester Speakers Forum is an occasional lecture series highlighting topics of potential interest to residents of Boston’s largest neighborhood. Past topics have included transportation, urban development, labor history, Jane Jacobs and Corita Kent, and panelists have included Governor Michael Dukakis, former Transportation Secretaries Fred Salvucci and Jeffrey Mullan, authors Michael Patrick MacDonald, Glenna Lang, Lawrence Harmon and James Green. This program is made possible by an anonymous donor. For more information, or to be added to the email list, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.