Zephyr Teachout, who is a Democratic Primary Candidate in the upcoming Gubernatorial Election, will be visiting Bard College on Friday, September 5th to address students, staff and community members, as well as answer questions. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, and the Difference in Media Project. For more information about voting and all of the candidates, please click here.
Prof. Zephyr Teachout spoke at Bard College in October 2012 to speak about the evolution of the idea of campaign finance reform and free speech in American jurisprudence. To view the full video, click here.
Prof Teachout is a professor of law at Fordham University. Her background is in laws governing political behavior domestically and abroad. She is a specialist on corruption and its constitutional history. She received her BA from Yale, her MA from Duke in political science and her JD, summa cum laude, from Duke Law School. She was the national director of the Sunlight Foundation, an organization working to make government more transparent through internet resources. Prof Teachout also co-founded the Fair Trial Initiative, which provides resources to attorneys working on death penalty cases. She has worked as a political consultant to nonprofits, political campaigns and citizen journalism organizations. For Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, she directed internet organizing. More recently she worked at America Coming Together, Current TV and was a fellow at the Berkman Center and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke Law School.
Jose "Pepe" Viera: Cuba and U.S.–Cuban Relations Past, Present, and Future
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Want to learn more about Cuba and U.S.-Cuban relations? Please join us for this special opportunity to discuss with a former high-ranking diplomatic official with experience in international relations since the early years of the Cuban Revolution. Visiting directly from Havana, Pepe Viera will talk about the past, present, and future of Cuba and its relations with the U.S. and will offer unique perspectives from Cuba itself. Viera has served in many high posts in the Cuban government since the 1960s, especially in Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including in the Cuban embassies in several countries and the Cuban Mission to the UN, but also in relation to the sugar and tourism industries. Please welcome Pepe and his wife Cecilia to Bard as they visit their grandson who graduated from Bard last semester.
Campus Center, Weis Cinema Sponsored by: Historical Studies Program; LAIS Program; Latin American Student Organization (LASO); Political Studies Program; Spanish Studies.