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Sunday, December 4 • 10:00 - 12:00
Corruption in the North and the South: Twins or Strangers?

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In Europe and the US polls indicate 70% of the population consider political parties and national congresses to be corrupt. TI’s Global Corruption Barometer suggests that this is surprisingly close to opinion polled across the developing world. Are these perceptions recording the same thing or is corruption different in the ‘north’ and the ‘south’?

Two recent books by authors close to TI explore these questions.

• Laurence Cockcroft and Anne-Christine Wegener in ‘Unmasked : Corruption in the West’ lay bare the structures of corruption with which voters are concerned in Europe and the US - an issue given far too little attention in the current debate on populist politics. ‘Unmasked’ examines corruption in political finance, lobbying, multinational companies, the judiciary and the police, environmental regulation, and sport. It also shows how the financial crisis can be ascribed in part to corruption and identifies the offshore sector as the fulcrum in which the fruits of corruption and corporate tax evasion are held in ways which governments in the north have been complicit. This a unique analysis of corruption in Europe and America showing how far the west has to go to clean its own house – while the world is watching. These issues will be presented and debated in this session.

• Frank Vogl’s ‘Waging War on Corruption – Inside The Movement Fighting The Abuse of Power’ is a well-established analysis of the impact of corruption in the south, the progress made in addressing it over the least 25 years, TI’s roles, and crucial key challenges. In a new Afterword, the author stresses that the time has come for more attention to the crucial issue of enforcing the important anti-corruption conventions, laws and top summit pledges. The paperback edition with additional material has just been published.

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Huguette Labelle

Former Chair, Expert Advisor Policy & Development, Individual Member
Huguette Labelle is the former Chair of the Board of Transparency International, member of the Board of the UN Global Compact, member of the Group of External Advisors on the World Bank Governance and Anti-corruption Strategy, member of the Advisory Group to the Asian Development Bank on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Board... Read More →

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Laurence Cockcroft

Transparency International UK
Laurence Cockcroft is a co-founder of TI and served on its Board from 1993 to 1999 and from 2001-3. He also served as the Chairman of TI (UK) from 2000 to 2008 and has been particularly active in fostering its work on corruption in the defence sector. His book ‘Global Corruption... Read More →
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Anne Koch

Director, Europe And Central Asia, Transparency International
Director for Europe and Central Asia for Transparency International, where she is responsible for supporting the work of 45 autonomous chapters and leading a team at TI in Berlin. The anti-corruption work includes public advocacy, good governance, public sector reforms, international... Read More →

Elizabeth Ungar

Executive Director, Transparency International Colombia
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Frank Vogl

Co-founder, Individual Member
For more than 40 years, as a journalist, as a World Bank senior official, as an anti-corruption civil society leader, Frank has been engaged with global economics, banking, governance and anti-corruption. Co-founder and former Vice Chairman/Advisor to the Managing Director/Member... Read More →
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Anne-Christine Wegener

Author, Anti-Corruption Advisor
Author of "Unmasked - Corruption in the West", co-authored with Laurence Cockcroft; formerly TI Defence and Security Programme Manager and Deputy Director until 2013 and freelance anti-corruption and compliance advisor; since 2016 with Germany's GIZ as Advisor on Sectoral Anti-Corruption... Read More →

Sunday December 4, 2016 10:00 - 12:00 CST
San Lorenzo