Calling a Supreme Court decision “lawless” and warning of “corporate domination of our political process,” former Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) spoke Monday night about the dangers stemming from the recent removal of restrictions on financial contributions to political groups.
Last Friday, U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) outlined the main points of a bill, which if signed into law would require the federal government and private companies to share information about online threats.
Joe Mathews, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, moderated a panel discussion on the future of e-government in California Wednesday evening. The event, called “Zocalo in Palo Alto: Can Technology Save California’s Governments?,” was part of Zocalo Public Square’s series of public affairs fora which the organization hosts nationwide. The Stanford-based Bill Lane Center for the American West and the New America Foundation also helped host the event.
Shahla Talebi, assistant professor of religious studies at Arizona State University, spoke Monday evening about her time as a political prisoner in Iran and read from her book detailing her prison ordeal.
Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla discussed international trade, foreign investment, economic development and other issues at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) yesterday.