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Larry Lessig on "What Leads to Academic Corruption?"

September 11, 2019

Larry Lessig was recently interviewed in the Harvard Magazine podcast, Ask a Harvard Professor, with Jonathan Shaw. In the interview, Lessig discusses the issue of academic corruption, "the kind of corruption that occurs when corporations and industry lobbying groups pay academics for expert testimony before Congress."  

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Harvard's Phillips Brooks House to Adopt EJSCE Model

August 28, 2019

Graduate School of Education professor Julie A. Reuben will serve as the new faculty director of Phillips Brooks House, in a move to create a new model for public service at Harvard. In addition to Dr. Reuben, Travis A. Lovett, Director of the Center for Public Interest Careers, will serve as the Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement and Service.

Sheila C. Thimba, Dean for Administration and Finance at Harvard College, cited the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics as a model for promoting collaboration across Harvard’s schools, saying, “[The] Safra Center — I've...

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New Book from Former Fellow Jedediah Purdy

August 26, 2019

Former Faculty Fellow (2006-07) Jedediah Purdy's new book, This Land is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth is now out from Princeton University Press

About the book:
Today, we are at a turning point as we face ecological and political crises that are rooted in conflicts over the land itself. But these problems can be solved if we draw on elements of our tradition that move us toward a new...

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Q+A with Christine Korsgaard on Fellow Creatures

June 20, 2019
The Harvard Gazette has published a Q+A with Professor Christine Korsgaard on her new book, Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals.  Korsgaard, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy and member of our Faculty Associates, argues in her book that humans have a duty to value our fellow creatures as sentient beings capable of consciousness and able to have lives that are good or bad for them. You can... Read more about Q+A with Christine Korsgaard on Fellow Creatures