Governance, Corruption and Transparency: A Q&A Discussion with Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International
Thursday, September 8, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This lecture will feature a question and answer session on the key developments in global governance and corruption, including the future of international cooperation, governance around natural resource extraction, and the important roles of technology, social media and big data in enabling greater transparency.
The featured speaker, Peter Eigen, will discuss his career in international economic development work and shed light on the roles that legislation and litigation have played in enabling or posing a barrier to anti-corruption work and the role of institutions like the World Bank, regional development banks and UN agencies such UNDP.
Peter Eigen, is the founder of Transparency International and pioneer of the global fight against corruption. Eigen has developed and led groundbreaking initiatives to improve governance and raise awareness of the devastating effects of corruption on economic growth, social welfare and justice. Eigen, a lawyer by training, has worked in economic development for several decades. He has seen how abuses of power can undermine the public’s trust and cost people their freedom, health, money and, sometimes, their lives. Following positions with the World Bank in Latin America and Africa, Eigen founded Transparency International (TI) in 1993. With chapters in more than 100 nations, TI has become the leading non-governmental organization promoting transparency and accountability in development. In addition to leading TI's Advisory Council, Eigen now focuses on Global Governance, especially around natural resources extraction.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106