Lessig and Gergen on ‘Republic, Lost’ (video)

Lawrence Lessig and David Gergen

Lawrence Lessig and David Gergen

At a recent event at Harvard Law School, HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig and Harvard Kennedy School Professor David Gergen discussed Lessig’s new book, “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It” . The event was co-hosted by the Harvard Law School Library, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. 

Lessig, who is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at HLS and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, recently co-chaired (with Mark Meckler, co-founder and a National Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots) the Conference on the Constitutional Convention at HLS. The conference brought together people from across America and across the political spectrum to discuss the advisability and feasibility of organizing towards a Constitutional Convention. [view conference sessions and keynotes.]

The following article on the event, “Professors Lessig, Gergen Discuss Corruption,” appeared in November 2 edition of The Harvard Crimson.

Lessig - Republic LostHarvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig discussed corruption in Congress on Tuesday as part of an effort to promote his new book on the issue, “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It.”

In addition to serving as director of the Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, Lessig is a staunch critic of copyright restrictions.

Discussing the book with Lessig was Harvard Kennedy School Professor David R. Gergen, who is currently a senior political analyst at CNN.

Both speakers argued that the corruption we should be concerned with is not necessarily “quid pro quo.” … Read the full article »

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