Ralph Nader Speaks on Challenging Corporate Power and Building Democracy
Presented by the University of San Diego School of Law and the Public Interest Law Foundation
Friday, April 27, 2007, at 6:00 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Manchester Auditorium,
Manchester Executive Conference Center, University of San Diego
The event will also be broadcast live on USD Cable Channel 12.
Reception and book signing for Nader's book, The Seventeen Traditions, immediately following in the lobby of the Manchester Conference Center.
A limited quantity of books will be available for purchase at the event; books may also be pre-purchased at San Diego area bookstores.
About Ralph Nader
Honored by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Americans of the Twentieth Century, consumer advocate and presidential candidate, Ralph Nader, has devoted his life to giving ordinary people the tools they need to defend themselves against corporate negligence and government indifference. With a tireless, selfless dedication, he continues to expose and remedy the dangers that threaten a free and safe society. In 1965, Nader took on the Goliath of the auto industry with his book, Unsafe at Any Speed, a shocking exposé of the disregard carmakers held for the safety of their customers. The Senate hearing into Nader's accusations and the life-saving motor vehicle safety laws that resulted, catapulted Nader into the public sphere.
Nader quickly built on the momentum of that success. Working with lawmakers, he was instrumental in creating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Laws he helped draft and pass include the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Meat and Poultry Inspection Rules, the Air and Water Pollution Control Laws and the Freedom of Information Act. Working to empower the average American, Nader has formed numerous citizen groups, including the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Pension Rights Center, the National Coalition for Universities in the Public Interest and the student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) that operate in more than twenty states.
Nader organized the Green Party's first presidential campaign in 1996, and then ran for president again in 2000 and 2004. In his latest citizen initiative, he is working with alumni classes, including his own at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, to expand their efforts beyond parties and reunions to community projects that systemically advance social justice. He also lectures on the growing "imperialism" of multinational corporations and of a dangerous convergence of corporate and government power.
Due to an overwhelming response, we regret to inform you that the venue is now full and we are no longer accepting reservations for this event. Mr. Nader will be reading and signing his new book, The Seventeen Traditions, on Saturday, April 28 at the Barnes & Noble at 10775 Westview Parkway in Mira Mesa at 2:00 p.m. and at Warwick's at 7812 Girard Avenue in La Jolla at 5:00 p.m.
For more information, please call (619) 260-6848 or email email@example.com.
The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for one hour of general credit.