President's Critical Issues Conversations Series: Jocelyn Benson
Part of the President's Critical Issues Conversations Series:
What the Campaign Ads Don't Tell Us
Jocelyn Benson, dean of Wayne State University Law School, speaks about the need for transparency in election advertisements and other thoughts on election law. This presentation is at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Mead Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
"For a healthy democracy and well-informed electorate, voters must have access to candidates' views and their financial backers. When someone buys a commercial to influence an election, voters should have the right to know who is behind the camera." - Jocelyn Benson, Detroit Free Press
After earning her bachelor's degree at Wellesley College, Benson began her career at the Southern Poverty Law Center, investigating hate groups and hate crimes throughout the country. She earned a master's degree in philosophy as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University in the United Kingdom and went on to earn her law degree from Harvard Law School. In addition to her role as law school dean, Benson is president of the Military Spouses of Michigan and the founder of the Michigan Center for Election Law.
Note: The venue has changed to the Mead Auditorium