LWV | Richard Hasen to speak April 5 on disinformation and how it undermines fair elections

On April 5 at 4:00 p.m. the League of Women Voters of Piedmont will proudly present Richard Hasen, Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine and Co-Director of the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center.  As the next speaker in our “Defending Democracy” series, he will present his perspective on “How Disinformation Undermines Fair Elections:  What Can be Done?”

Professor Hasen is a nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation. He has written about legislation and statutory interpretation, remedies, and torts and is co-author of leading casebooks in election law and remedies. He served in 2020 as a CNN Election Law Analyst.  From 2001-2010, he served as founding co-editor of the quarterly peer-reviewed publication, Election Law Journal. He is the author of over 100 articles on election law issues, published in numerous journals including the Harvard Law ReviewStanford Law Review and Supreme Court Review

Professor Hasen was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by The National Law Journal in 2013 and appears regularly on CNN. His most recent book, “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics – and How to Cure It” (Yale University Press, 2022) lays out both legal and social measures to combat disinformation and protect democracy.”

This event is part of our League’s 2022 Defending Democracy Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by local Leagues in Oakland, Santa Barbara, and Solano County, CA; Portland, OR; Gunnison Valley, Pueblo, and Pike’s Peak Region, CO; and Collier County, FL.

This talk will be held live on Zoom and YouTube streaming and will include an audience question and answer session. Please visit our website to learn more about the series and register for the event. Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom link by email. The event is free and open to the public.  We invite you to join us in learning more about fair elections. 

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