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Law, Technology, and American Constitutional Goverment (April 2011)

Topic: “Law, Technology, and American Constitutional Government: Curing the Mischiefs of Faction in the 21st Century”

Held: April 14-16, 2011, Turning Stone Resort, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona, NY 13478

Welcome and Introductory Remarks – Richard Erlanger, President, AHI

Past, Present, and Future of the AHI

Robert Paquette, Co-Founder and Charter Fellow, AHI

Michael Rizzo, Department of Economics, University of Rochester; Senior Fellow, AHI: Director, AHI-West

Will Eagan, AHI Undergraduate Fellow (Hamilton Class, 2011) and Kayla Safran, Student Director, AHI Undergraduate Fellows (Hamilton Class, 2013)

Fourth Annual Carl B. Menges Lecture

Keynote Address: “Technology, the Internet and the Reform of the Campaign Finance System”
Marc Elias, ’90, Firmwide Chair of Political Law at Perkins Coie
Introduction of Marc Elias by Professor Ted Eismeier, AHI Senior Fellow and Professor of Government, Hamilton College

Sessions:

1. Reconsidering Federalist 10 in the 21st Century

Discussion

Q and A

2. Campaign Finance Before and After ‘Citizens United’

Discussion

Q and A

3. The Future of Campaigns and Political Parties

Discussion

Q and A

4. Technology, Corruption, and Governance

Discussion

Q and A

5. A Revolution in News Media?

Discussion

Q and A

6. The Future of Citizenship

Discussion

Q and A

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