Last month, the Columbia University Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity (CAPI)–a relatively new research and center headed by the superb Jennifer Rogers and Gabriel Kuris–organized a panel on “The Global Movement Against Transnational Corruption,” in collaboration with the Columbia Society of International Law. GAB was well-represented, as both Rick and I were able to appear, along with the distinguished attorney Steven Michaels of Debevoise & Plimpton, on a panel moderated by David Hawkes from the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency. For those who are interested, a video of the event is here. A quick guide to the prepared remarks:
- Rick discusses the rarely-appreciated good news about the significant progress that has been made in the fight against transnational corruption (3:55-18:20 on the video).
- Mr. Michaels discusses the existing legal architecture for addressing transnational bribery, along with trends in enforcement and corporate compliance (19:00-34:15).
- I discuss legal tools that developed countries and international organizations can use for taking or encouraging more aggressive action against bribe-taking public officials (37:15-55:30).
I’m grateful to CAPI and the Columbia Society for International Law for organizing this event, and I hope some readers out there may find the video of the discussion interesting.