The State of Democracy Lecture Series
Professor of Law at Fordham University
“Can American Democracy Survive Corruption?”
Zephyr Teachout is a Professor of Law at Fordham University. An immensely talented and creative scholar, Professor Teachout brings a rich background in laws governing political behavior, both domestically and abroad, as well as the insights of her original work on corruption and its constitutional history.
Teachout is the former National Director for the Sunlight Foundation, and was the 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. Teachout is 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.
Friday, November 14
Reception following the lecture
Guests are welcome and no RSVP is required
The State of Democracy Lectures Series is dedicated to providing a forum for meaningful dialogue over public issues that cut across the disciplinary boundaries of the social sciences. The series is a centerpiece of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. It enables the intellectual exploration of current events and issues while fostering discussion and debate, which is the heart of meaningful democratic citizenship. For more information visit The Campbell Public Affairs Institute. This lecture is made possible through a generous gift from the Norman M. and Marsha Lee Berkman Fund.