December 15, 2011
Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig was a guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Dec. 13.
Lessig, the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, discussed his new book “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It.” In a two-part interview, he addressed the corrupting influence of special interest money in Congress and a proposal for a voucher system to fund Congressional campaigns.
As faculty director of Harvard's Center for Ethics, Lessig focuses on teaching and research about ethical issues in public and professional life. The center recently launched an "In the Dock" lecture series which draws on "people from the other side of the ethical line" to gain insight about ethics, philosophy and the question of institutional corruption. In a recent event on Dec. 6, Lessig interviewed Jack Abramoff about corruption and the nature of lobbying.
View parts 1 and 2 of the extended interview with Lawrence Lessig:
In September, Lessig co-chaired (with Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler) a Conference on the Constitutional Convention at HLS, an event which brought together people from across America and across the political spectrum to discuss the advisability and feasibility of organizing towards a Constitutional Convention.