Must Politics Be a Dirty Business?
Postponed to Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Click Here to be Redirected
Ann Ravel, Chair, California Fair Political Practices Commission; Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, Torts and Consumer Litigation
Kirk Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University – Moderator
Bill Jones, Former California Secretary of State
Pundits and politicians alike have expressed concern about the poisonous atmosphere in the 2012 election season. They anticipate ethics charges by candidates against one another, as well as an out-of-control process, including independent expenditures and wild charges that will turn off the public to the point where participation in the electoral process will sharply diminish.
How bad has politics gotten at both the state and national levels? What steps can improve and further democratize the election process? Join the head of the California Fair Political Practices Commission and prominent former elected officials as they discuss whether political campaigns can be ethical or whether ethics and politics are by nature mutually exclusive.
Location: SF Club Office
Times: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, STUDENTS FREE (with valid ID)
Also Know: Part of the Charles and Louise Travers Series on Ethics and Accountability