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Political Spending on the Internet

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Gresham College Fulbright lecture by Professor Lori Ringhand

Government officials in the UK and the USA have struggled to find effective ways to regulate political spending on the internet. The question of appropriate regulation is challenging – both in principle and in practice.

Professor Ringhand discusses how officials in the United Kingdom and the United States have approached the problem, and how they have faced surprisingly similar challenges despite the different underlying approaches to political campaign financing taken by each nation.

Professor Lori A. Ringhand is J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law at Georgia University. She became Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the fall of 2015. She teaches courses on constitutional law, election law, and state and local government law. She has been a member of the Georgia Law faculty since 2008.

No reservations are required for this free lecture, which takes place in the lecture hall of the Museum of London. It is run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.

Gresham College was founded in 1597 under the will of Sir Thomas Gresham, and has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years. It was the first ‘university’ in England besides Oxford and Cambridge, making it London’s oldest higher education institution still in existence today. It does not enrol any students, and awards no degrees.

The College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s and there are now over 1,900 lectures freely available online in text, audio or video formats. The provision of this free online archive of lectures aligns with its founding principles of accessible free education for all.

Further information on the Gresham College website


April 2
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Gresham College


Museum of London
150 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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