"Can American Democracy Survive Corruption?"
Zephyr Teachout, professor of law at Fordham University,
will visit Syracuse University’s Maxwell School on Friday, November 14, to
deliver a lecture entitled Can American
Democracy Survive Corruption? The
lecture is part of the long-running State of Democracy lecture series.
A distinguished scholar whose research and expertise focus
on the laws governing political behavior (both domestically and abroad) and
political corruption and its constitutional history, Teachout also works as a
political consultant for nonprofits, political campaigns and citizen
journalism. She is the author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin
Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United.
Teachout is the former national director for the Sunlight
Foundation, a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally
and uses technology to make government more accountable. She also served as
director of internet organizing for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign. Most recently, she ran against Andrew Cuomo
for the 2014 Democratic Party nomination for governor of New York, where she
won 34 percent of the state primary vote.
The event will be held in the Maxwell Auditorium at 4:00 p.m.
with a reception following the program. It also will be streamed live on Ustream and
will be available for viewing on Maxwell’s YouTube channel following the event.
This and many other State of Democracy
lectures have been made possible through a generous gift from the Norman M. and
Marsha Lee Berkman Fund. 11/11/14