Curious Minds Festival // Lawrence Lessig: Reclaiming Our Democracy

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One of the world’s leading legal scholars, and a trusted authority on American political institutions, Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig has emerged as an essential voice of dissent in the era of Donald Trump.

In his latest, critically acclaimed book, They Don’t Represent Us, Lessig details the crisis at the centre of American and world democracy, as fractured partisanship and ignorance on critical issues drive our leaders to stake out ever more extreme positions. Showing that the blame lies not only with politicians and power brokers, but also with “us”—an increasingly uninformed citizenry—Lessig offers an inspiring vision for how we might create governments that are truly by and for the people, and a timely report on the state of world politics in the lead up to the 2020 election. 

In conversation with acclaimed journalist and broadcaster, Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Podcasts' More with Anna Maria Tremonti

Book sale and signing to follow.

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Promotional Partners: Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), Mosaic Institute and PEN Canada

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