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Eighteenth Annual University of Michigan Senate's Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Honigman Auditorium, 100 Hutchins Hall, UM Law School
Cass R. Sunstein, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, will deliver the Eighteenth Annual University of Michigan Senate's Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom on Thursday, December 4, 2008, 4:00 p.m. at the Honigman Auditorium, 100 Hutchins Hall, UM Law School.

The title of his lecture is:

My University.com, My Government.com
Is the Internet Really a Blessing for Democracy?

Cass Sunstein is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School. He is the most-cited law professor of any faculty in the United States. He is a contributing editor to The New Republic and is a frequent witness before congressional committees. He worked in the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department as an Attorney-Advisor. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Law Institute.

Cass Sunstein is an expert on behavioral economics and its implications for business and public policy-how thinking and emotions affect markets, and how to use recent research in human behavior to improve human decisions. He is the author of Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness.

Nudge urges that we design policies, in both the public and private sectors, that make people better off, not with coercion but with nudges-well-chosen default rules and other incentives that help us act in our own best interest.!

Other books include Infotopia and Worst-Case Scenarios and Republic.com 2.0. Professor Sunstein has testified frequently before various government bodies on separation of powers, administrative law, regulatory policy and constitutional law. He has worked on briefs in the US Supreme Court, the U.S.
Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts.

For additional information: Web site: www.umich.edu/~aflf; telephone: 734-764-0303

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