The first Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Lab seminar of the 2014-2015 academic year convened on September 9, 2014, and was led by the Center’s Director, Professor Lawrence Lessig. During this introductory seminar, Lessig laid the framework for his definition of institutional corruption, discussed some common terminology relevant to this definition, and presented participants of the Lab seminar with several examples of its occurrence. Read more about Lawrence Lessig - Setting the Framework for the Study of Institutional Corruption
Lawrence Lessig delivered the inaugural Berlin Family Lectures October 16 - November 13, 2014. In a series entitled "America: Compromised," Lessig explored the application of institutional corruption to a wide range of public institutions with the aim to establish both the distinctiveness of the conception and its particular relevance to modern American life. Read more about Lawrence Lessig delivers inaugural Berlin Family Lectures
The first Edmond J. Safra Lab seminar of the 2011-12 academic year was led by Professor Lawrence Lessig. Participants discussed a chapter from Lessig’s book, “Republic, Lost”, and debated the distinctions between the degrees of influence that should (or should not) be of concern when considering the problem of institutional corruption. Read more about Lawrence Lessig - Institutional Corruption
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics has had a long list of great souls offering their insight about ethics, philosophy, and the question of institutional corruption. With this event, we launch an occasional series drawing on people from the other side of that ethical line. The "In the Dock" series will, when appropriate and edifying, interview the guilty, not the innocent or aspirational.