Forthcoming Events Organised by Others
Events listed here are events that have been organised by other organisations.
Centre for Ethics & Law Annual Lecture: The place of 'institutions' in the idea of 'corruption'
Speaker: Professor Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law, Harvard University
Chair: Professor Richard Moorhead, UCL Laws
Date: Friday 14th March 2014, 6pm
Venue: Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, UCL Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
About the Event
In this talk, Professor Lessig introduces the idea of “institutional corruption,” and uses it to understand pathologies in important public institutions, especially the United States Congress.
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 Rootstrikers, a network of activists leading the fight against government corruption. He has authored numerous books, including Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress—and a Plan to Stop It and One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic. Lessig serves on the Board of Creative Commons, MapLight, Brave New Film Foundation, The American Academy, Berlin, AXA Research Fund and iCommons.org, and on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation. He 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.
Lessig 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. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.
The UCL Centre for Ethics & Law was established in 2009 to reflect the growing need for enhanced collaboration between academics, practicing lawyers and industry, given the fast changing and increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the global issues lying at the intersection between ethics and regulatory compliance. The work of the Centre is resolutely multi-disciplinary and practice-oriented, focusing on a number of current themes including the professional ethics of in-house and external legal counsel, ethics of risk, anti-corruption, global business and human rights, and distributive justice.
Professor Richard Moorhead's blog: https://lawyerwatch.wordpress.com/
Professor Lawrence Lessig's website: http://www.lessig.org/
Federalism or Break-Up: The UK from Parnell to Salmond
Speaker: Professor David Marquand
Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre,
Date: 18:00, 19 March 2014
About the event:
Professor David Marquand FBA, FRHistS, FRSA is a former Labour MP (1966-77), who then became Chief Adviser to the Secretariat-General at the Commission of the European Communities, and has had a distinguished career as a political writer and historian since then. Leaving the University of Sheffield (where he was Professor of Politics), Professor Marquand took up the post of Principal of Mansfield College (University of Oxford) from 1996 - 2002 and is now an Honorary Fellow of the College.
For the annual UCL Neale Lecture, Professor David Marquand FBA will speak on this highly topical theme. It promises to be an exciting and illuminating talk, especially as the date of the Scottish referendum approaches.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Old Refectory at approximately 7pm.
Contact: History reception History.firstname.lastname@example.org