Corporate Citizen? A Book Talk with Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Brennan Center for Justice presents:

Corporate Citizen? A Book Talk with Ciara Torres-Spelliscy 

Associate Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law & Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice

Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Civic Hall
156 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor
(between W 20th St. & W 21st St.)
New York, NY 10010


In conversation with: 

Alyssa Katz
Member of New York Daily News editorial board

The 2016 presidential election has spurred debate about the role of corporate money in politics. Over time, corporations have engaged in an aggressive campaign to dramatically enlarge their political and commercial speech and religious rights through strategic litigation and extensive lobbying. At the same time, many large firms have sought to limit their social responsibilities. What role does this play in our current political system?

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, corporate lawyer turned election law scholar and author of Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State will explore this resistance and offer reforms to support these new understandings of the corporation in contemporary society. She’ll be joined by Alyssa Katz, member of the New York Daily News editorial board and author of The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life.

To RSVP, fill out the form below or click HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Katzen at or 646-292-8368.