J.H. Snider: Updating Americans' First Amendment Right to Petition Their Government
Friday, September 20, 2013 12pm
Wasserstein Hall, 1010
On Sept. 22, 2011, the White House launched its We the People petition website, which in the last two years has received tens of thousands of petitions and millions of signatures. How should the government implement the public.s First Amendment right to petition its government? What is it doing right and wrong?
J.H. Snider is the President of iSolon.org. He has been a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard Business School, the New America Foundation, at the Department of Political Science at Northwestern, and worked in the U.S. Senate as a Congressional fellow with the American Political Science Association. He has written two books, been published in national newspapers and magazines, and is a nationally recognized expert on e-democracy.
He has a Ph.D. in American Government from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Social Studies from Harvard College.
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