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Larry Lessign speaking in the Plenary Session at #UNRIG Summit in Feb 2018

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Larry Lessig's opening talk for the conference on Institutional Corruption (May 1, 2015) is now up on YouTube:  Opening Discussion: Lessig/Thompson    

I was there at the conference and it was a real treat to see Dennis Thompson, founder of the Harvard Ethics Center, and Larry Lessig discuss corruption and potential solutions. Larry advocates changing the system by "...


We have just returned from attending the final conference of the Lab on Institutional Corruption at the EJ Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard.

The kick off presentation was a discussion between Larry Lessig, Director of the Lab and Dennis Thompson, the founder of the Ethics Center at Harvard. The link to this presentation, and all others of the confererence, will be posted on this site soon.  Carla Miller, Founder of City Ethics, presented a workshop on "Innovations in Ethics...

Robert Wechsler
At the Institutional Corruption conference sponsored by Harvard's Safra Ethics Center last Saturday, Ann Tenbrunsel, co-author of Blind Spots (see my blog posts on this book), noted that people act not only against what is written in ethics codes, but also against their own values. And they don't realize they're doing it. She portrayed the process by which we act as broken into three phases:  prediction,...
Robert Wechsler
At the Institutional Corruption Conference sponsored by Harvard's Safra Center last Saturday, Bruce Cain, a professor at UC Berkeley, pointed out that the permeable boundary between government and business (and, I would add, business law) brings into government many individuals who have a different concept of ethics. That is, in the business world, loyalty to one's supervisors (or clients) and to the company is the most important thing. In government, loyalty should be to the public. Of course...