Professor Lawrence Lessig Gives Talk for Center for Ethics

Dr. Lawrence Lessig, director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University and the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, will deliver a talk.

 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 09:58 AM

The talk, “What Does It Mean to Say, ‘Our Congress is Corrupt’?,” on Monday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Empie Theatre, Center for the Arts.   This event, the final in the year-long Center for Ethics series Market\Values, is free and open to the public.

Before rejoining the faculty at Harvard University, Lessig taught at Stanford University, where he founded the Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago.  His research has focused on law and technology, especially as it affects copyright.  Currently, his work focuses on issues of institutional corruption as it affects public trust.  Lessig is the author of five books: Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999), The Future of Ideas (2001), Free Culture (2004), Code Version 2.0 (2007) and Remix (2008) and hundreds of articles, columns and commentaries.  Lessig has won many awards, including the Free Software Foundation’s Freedom Award and the Fastcase 50 Award.  He was also named one of Scientific American’s Top 50 Visionaries. 

Market\Values is co-directed by Sue Curry Jansen, professor of media and communications, Mohsin Hashim, associate professor of political science, and Marcia Morgan, assistant professor of philosophy.  This year-long program examines historical and contemporary questions about markets and accompanying moral issues they raise.  The goal of the Center for Ethics’ programming is to engage the community in intensive and reflective thinking about individual and collective values.

For more information on the series, please visit