One of our most successful panels here at the NU Libraries was the Free Culture Forum in March 2006, sparked by student interest, and featuring Lawrence Lessig of Creative Commons fame. He’s now left Creative Commons to work in DC on a campaign for congressional reform (called Change Congress). The Nation recently published an article on Lessig and this act of his career. However on his web site he claims the work he was planning for “Change Congress” turned out to be beyond what a single academic could do, so he will be moving from Stanford, his previous academic base, to the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, where he will apparently be pursuing a five year initiative on understanding the role of money in corrupting the public trust. So maybe we’ll have more chances to hear him speak again, now that he’s local!