Spitzer to Give Ethics Lecture at Harvard

Former madam slams university's decision
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2009 5:12 PM CST
Spitzer to Give Ethics Lecture at Harvard
In this March 31, 2007 file photo, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is shown at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y.   (AP Photo/Tim Roske, file)

A Harvard University ethics center is hosting a lecture by none other than Eliot Spitzer tomorrow. The disgraced governor will speak about when it's right for the government to intervene in the markets. Despite the intellectual theme, his former madam tells the Daily News that Spitzer is a "man without ethics" who has no place at the university's Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics.

"I am greatly intrigued as to what Mr. Spitzer could contribute to an ethical discussion when as Chief Executive Law Enforcement Officer of NY he broke numerous laws for which he has yet to be punished," Kristin Davis wrote in a letter of protest to the center. Spitzer “went around arresting and making examples out of the same escort agencies he was frequenting," she added. (Read more ethics stories.)

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