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Chicago - Berlin Lecture -- "America: Compromised | Remedies"
In the last lecture of the series, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig will discuss Remedies for Institutional Corruption.

Cost: Free
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Introductory Remarks will be given by Martha Roth, Dean of Humanities and the Chauncey S. Boucher Distinguished Service Professor of Assyriology.

In this final Berlin Family Lecture of the 2014-2015 series, Professor Lawrence Lessig introduces remedies to the dynamic described in the previous four weeks. From this range, we will identify patterns of intervention that could correct institutional corruption, and the beginnings of a metric to evaluate those interventions.

"Institutional corruption” is the product of legal, even currently ethical, influences that undermine the effectiveness of an institution, especially by weakening its public trust. In the 2014-2015 Berlin Family Lectures, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig explores the application of this concept to a wide range of important public institutions with the aim to establish both the distinctiveness of the conception and its particular relevance to modern American life.

The Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Family Lectures bring leading scholars, writers, and creative artists from around the world to the University of Chicago for an annual series of lectures to be published by the University of Chicago Press.

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

Event Contact
Jamie Bender


Event Information
Thursday, Nov 13 2014 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm [ iCal ]
Regenstein Library
1100 East 57th. Street Room 122
Chicago, IL 60637