Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lawrence Lessig on Institutional Corruption

Join us at the IBM Center for Social Software for a talk with Lawrence Lessig

Monday, Feb 07, 2011. 3:30-5:00pm; refreshments served
IBM Research, 1 Rogers St, Cambridge MA 02142
Free and open to the public with RSVP at eventbrite
Discounted parking at Galleria Mall. Bring ticket to validate.

About Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Prior to his current work at Harvard, Lessig was a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School (where he was founder of Stanford's Center for Internet and Society), Harvard Law School (1997-2000), and the University of Chicago Law School. Lessig clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

For much of his academic career, Lessig has focused on law and technology, especially as it affects copyright. His current academic work probes the question of "institutional corruption" — roughly, the dependencies within an economy of influence that weaken the effectiveness of an institution, or weaken public trust. His current work at the EJ Safra Lab oversees a 5 year research project addressing institutional corruption in a number of contexts.