Lawrence Lessig, Professor at Harvard Law School, is coming to Austin to speak on the corrosive influence of Money in Politics. If you are not familiar with Prof. Lessig’s work, you may wish to view this 2.5 minute abstract of his presentation:
Professor Lessig’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by the Quorum Report’s Harvey Kronberg, featuring Hon. Sherri Greenberg, Interim Director of the UT Center for Politics and Governance; Steve Bickerstaff, Adjunct Professor, UT Law School; Brian Roberts, Professor of Government, UT; and Mark McKinnon, Austin-based media consultant who serves on the board of FixCongressFirst with Professor Lessig.
Prof. Lessig’s presentation and the panel discussion will take place on Monday, February 28, 6:00-8:00 pm at the Thompson Conference Center. Seating at the Thompson Center is limited, but everyone presenting a free ticket by 5:50pm will be guaranteed a seat. For tickets and further information, contact Joanne Richards, Coffee Party Austin, 512-345-4479 (phjfr at swbell dot net).
The Thompson Conference Center is located at the southwest corner of Dean Keeton and Red River Streets. The entrance to its free parking lot is on Red River.
This event is co-sponsored by Coffee Party Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Law School, UT School of Government, and Public Citizen.
On Tuesday March 1 at 10:30 AM, Lessig will be interviewed in a taping of KLRU’s “Overheard with Evan Smith.” The public is invited; for details and to RSVP, click here.