Join Common Cause Rhode Island on Thursday November 1st from 6-8pm at the Warwick Crowne Plaza for our 42nd Annual Meeting, a dinner featuring Professor Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
Lessig is a leading expert in intellectual property law and the corruptive influence of money on democracy and an entertaining multi-media presenter. His latest book, Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Politics and a Plan to Stop It, suggests that trust in our government is at an all-time low due to the power of special interests taking priority. While America may be divided, Lessig vividly champions the idea that we can succeed if we accept that corruption is our common enemy and that we must find a way to fight against it (http://republic.lessig.org/).
Previously, Lessig clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Lessig is also a founding board member of Creative Commons and Root Strikers.
His multi-media presentation style is so engaging and unique it has been dubbed “The Lessig Method” by communications experts and can be described as “a fantastic combination of content, art and brand....” (David Hornik, VentureBlog).
This year's event also honors Rev. James C. Miller as Common Cause Rhode Island's 6th-ever John Gardner Fellow and Mayor Angel Taveras for his Excellence in Public service.
We look forward to meeting you on November 1st for dinner and a lively discussion about money and politics.
Common Cause Rhode Island is a nonpartisan nonprofit that promotes representative democracy by ensuring open, ethical, accountable, effective government processes at local, state and national levels by educating and mobilizing the citizens of Rhode Island.