The Ethics of Lobbying

On November 22, the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics (GISME) is holding its fall symposium on The Ethics of Lobbying. The effect of lobbying on government policy is a topic of perennial comment in the media and research by social scientists. However, the ethical quality of the activity is less frequently discussed. Many harbor an unexamined assumption that there is something ethically suspect about lobbying. Is there any basis for this assumption? GISME's fall symposium is designed to answer this question.


GISME has invited 14 of the nation's leading philosophers and political scientists to examine the issue and prepare essays containing their analysis. Representing a spectrum of ideological and intellectual perspectives, our essayists will explore a wide range of ethical questions raised by the activity of lobbying and present their thoughts at the November 22 conference. The conference sessions are designed to leave time for significant exchange with the audience. Please join us for what is sure to be an interesting and engaging event.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided



View full symposium Agenda HERE!



Friday, November 22, 2013 at 8:00am to 5:00pm

Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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McDonough School of Business




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