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Combatting Grand Corruption Internationally

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"Grand corruption"--the abuse of public office by a nation's leaders--is widespread. It is costly and closely correlated with violations of human rights. The victims of grand corruption range from the poor and powerless to the major international businesses which are disadvantaged because of their dedication to operating ethically. Indignation at corruption is destabilizing many countries and creating grave dangers to international peace and security. Despite laws, treaties, and the energetic efforts of civil society, grand corruption remains endemic in many nations.

In the inaugural lecture of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Rule of Law Initiative. United States District Judge Mark L. Wolf will address the question of how to combat grand corruption more effectively, including the potential of international criminal law. To be followed by a discussion with a panel of experts.


  • Jane Harman

    Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center
  • The Honorable Mark L. Wolf

    United States District Court Judge
  • Sarah Chayes

    Senior Associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment; formerly Special Adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Brackett Denniston

    Former General Counsel and Senior Vice President, GE
  • John Engler

    President, The Business Roundtable and former Governor of Michigan
  • Frank Vogl

    Co-Founder and former Vice-Chairman, Transparency International
  • William E. Pomeranz

    Deputy Director, Kennan Institute