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Event | May 14, 2024 | 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM | Virtual & In-Person (Washington, DC)

Countering Corruption at Home and Abroad

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8:30 - 9:00AM
Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Panel One: The Nexus between Corruption and Matters of National Security 

On June 3, 2021, President Biden underscored the threat corruption poses to democracy by designating the fight against it as a fundamental U.S. national security concern. This directive tasked his national security team with crafting the inaugural United States Strategy on Countering Corruption. This strategy aims to enhance the U.S. Government's capabilities in preventing corruption, intensifying efforts against illicit financial activities, ensuring accountability for corrupt individuals, and empowering frontline figures such as activists and investigative journalists in exposing corruption. In this panel discussion, experts will explore how corruption evolves into a national security issue for nations and provide tangible instances of effective anti-corruption measures.

  • Moderated by Lemarque Campbell, Senior Anti-Corruption Technical Advisor, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative  

10:30 - 11:00 AM
Coffee and Networking

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Two: Political Corruption  

2024 is the largest election year in history, with citizens of more than 70 countries heading to the polls. Unfortunately, weak and opaque campaign finance laws, unchecked political influence, foreign interference, and voter suppression threaten to undermine free, fair, and democratic elections across the globe. Join a panel of experts as they discuss the global challenge of political corruption and offer recommendations for reform. 

  • Moderated by Jessica Tillipman, Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies, The George Washington University Law School


12:00 - 12:15 PM
Closing Remarks