Opening Panel and Social

Friday, March 27, 2015: 6pm - 9pm

Orientation and Hackathon Day 1

Saturday, March 28, 2015: 9am - 6pm 

Hackathon Day 2 and Presentations

Sunday, March 29, 2015: 9am - 6pm


MIT Media Lab, Bulding E14
3rd Floor Atrium
75 Amherst Street

Cambridge, MA



Katy Evans Pritchard
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics




A multidisciplinary event to fix the systemic, legal
corruption that is weakening our public institutions around the world. Organized by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and the MIT Center for Civic Media

This event is now full. Click above to register for the waitlist.

Hundreds of researchers, journalists, activists, and scholars from a variety of fields have come together at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, under the direction of Lawrence Lessig, to investigate, map, and find solutions for institutional corruption around the world. Now, after five years of research and reporting, we need your help getting this work out of the ivory tower and into the hands of the people.

"Institutional corruption is manifest when there is a systemic and strategic influence which is legal, or even currently ethical, that undermines the institution's effectiveness by diverting it from its purpose or weakening its ability to achieve its purpose, including, to the extent relevant to its purpose, weakening either the public's trust in that institution or the institution's inherent trustworthiness."

- Lawrence Lessig, "Institutional Corruption, Defined"

The Lab has data, documents, and knowledge to share in a variety of fields, from pharma to academia to Wall Street to K Street. We need your help creating usable tools for the public.

Not a developer? Not to worry. You have a place here. 


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