Lineup for Museum of Political Corruption event includes Zephyr Teachout

museum of political corruption kickbackThe Museum of Political Corruption project has a public event coming up focused on -- surprise! -- political corruption. The roundtable discussion and public forum is April 4 at the Touhey Forum at Saint Rose (1009 Madison Ave) at 7:30 pm. It's free to attend.

The lineup (descriptions via MPC):

+ Frank Anechiarico, ​Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, Hamilton College, author of The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity: How Corruption Control Makes Government Ineffective
+ Blair Horner, Executive Director, New York Public Interest Research Group
+ Zephyr Teachout - Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University, author of Corruption in America
+ Jimmy Vielkind, POLITICO, New York's Albany Bureau Chief
+ Moderator: Thomas Bass, Professor of English and Journalism at SUNY Albany

(As you know, Teachout is also running for the NY 19 Congressional District. And she ran against Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination in the last gubernatorial election.)

The project -- the website for which projects it's "due to open in 2019" -- is also holding a fundraiser ahead of the public event at The Point (it's just up the street from Saint Rose). Admission to that is a donation of $25 or more.

Comments

It would have been great if Teachout would actually, you know, support candidates that are fighting corruption.

I hope the museum will include a wing devoted to boodlers, past and present.

A museum of political corruption should be located somewhere in the greater NYC area where the majority of our corrupt politicians seem to come from. Our great City is already unfairly mocked and connected to the activities of a bad politicians because we happen to house the Capitol. We don't need more of a connection to political corruption than we already have. Why not locate this museum in Teachout's neighborhood or Shelly Silver's for that matter?

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