The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig to give talk, "The New Hampshire Rebellion" on 1/9/14 @ 4:30 PM

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As the first state in the nation to hold its presidential primary, New Hampshire holds special significance in the U.S. electoral process. While only a few delegates are selected in the primary, the election receives extensive media coverage and serves as a testing ground for candidates from both major parties. By setting a precedent for the rest of the primary season, how can New Hampshire voters influence the political climate in DC?
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. In this talk, Professor Lessig describes how New Hampshire holds the key to forcing corruption reform on DC, if its citizens can be mobilized to act. He discusses the movement that has this aim - the New Hampshire Rebellion - and its strategy for success.

An activist leading the first against government corruption, 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 the activist network Rootstrikers. He has authored numerous books, including Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress-and a Plan to Stop It, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, Free Culture, and Remix.

Lessig 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. He 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.

Please join us for Lawrence Lessig's talk, "The New Hampshire Rebellion" at Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm, Thursday, January 9, 2014.  

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