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A review of the various products of Carla's network fellowship at the Safra Center for Ethics @ Harvard University.

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Session Materials

Session Notes for recent presentations by Carla Miller. e.g. #UNRIG 2018

Larry Lessign speaking in the Plenary Session at #UNRIG Summit in Feb 2018
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Fix Democracy, First

Watch it on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMK4rbGJkNw

Lots of coverage of the Summit here on the official website: https://unrigsummit.com/Text of Larry's speech From: https://medium.com/@lessig/fix-democracy-first-1fd1b811722f

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Charleston Post Courier-Carla Miller quoted...
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Jax T/U October 19 2017 Editorial Page
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In today's Jacksonville Times Union Editorial:

Ethics reminders for public officials

Working or volunteering for city government gives you no personal or business advantages. In fact, it can be a disadvantage.
That’s the word from Jacksonville’s ethics expert, Carla Miller. She has spent about 20 years in the ethics...

As it was published on 2/15
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From: http://jacksonville.com/editorials/2017-02-14/wednesday-s-editorial-ethi...

Posted February 14, 2017 06:21 pm
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Times-Union editorial board

Wednesday’s editorial: An ethics refresher for city officials

Members of Jacksonville’s boards and commissions recently received an ethics refresher course from Carla Miller, the city...

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City Ethics was in its infancy stage in the early 2000's when I got a letter in the mail. (Yes, an actual handwritten letter.)   "Do you need any help with research?" asked Rob.  "Yes", was the immediate answer and the beginning of a wonderful partnership and friendship with Rob. His first project was the compilation of municipal ethics codes with the view towards synthesizing them into a Model Code.  Not too many people could confront doing such an enormous project, but...

Robert Wechsler
After ten years of blogging and book and model code writing, having completed my book on local lobbying oversight and accomplished my writing goals at City Ethics, I have decided to bring an end to my work on local government ethics in my role as Director of Research.

My greatest regrets are:

1. There appears to be no one to continue my work. No young person has shown...

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