Second in a Harvard Gazette series on what Harvard scholars are doing to identify and understand inequality, in seeking solutions to one of America’s most vexing problems.
When Lawrence Lessig ended his issue-oriented quest for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, he vowed to continue his campaign to reform election finance practices and reduce the influence of money in politics.
A recent panel discussion of the movie “Spotlight” at Harvard Law School touched on legal issues, secrets and shame, and even a potential lawsuit against the filmmakers.
Since at least 1983, when Harvard Law student Evan Wolfson ’83 wrote a third-year paper exploring a human rights argument for same-sex marriage, Harvard Law School has participated in anticipating, shaping, critiquing, analyzing and guiding the long path toward marriage equality.
The Edmond J. Safra Research Lab marked the end of its five-year existence May 1 and 2 with “Ending Institutional Corruption,” conference celebrating the lab’s accomplishments and featuring presentations by scholars, researchers, and activists.
When HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig was named as the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard in 2008, he announced his intention to create a limited-time project to research the problem of institutional corruption in the U.S. He launched that project, the Edmund J. Safra Research Lab, in 2010, as a […]
Perma.cc, a project that takes on the problem of “link rot” or broken or defunct links in scholarship, has won the prestigious Webby Award for best law site of 2015. Developed by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, Perma.cc is a web archiving service that helps authors and publishers create permanent links to their online sources, which are preserved by participating libraries.
In late March, a two-day hackathon organized by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and MIT Center for Civic Media brought together technologists and thinkers to come up with new ways to stem corporate and government corruption.
Lawrence Lessig has become an activist. And he is taking on the system he critiqued with a bold effort to appropriate what he sees as one of its corrupting forces.
In videoconference, U.S. contractor who leaked surveillance data defends actions The new documentary “Citizenfour” centers on a series of candid interviews with Edward Snowden, the former Central Intelligence Agency employee and National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who last year leaked more than 200,000 classified documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance efforts. The film’s action unfolds in […]