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Frank Vogl: Waging War on Corruption

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC
Book Lauch: Waging War on Corruption
October 9, 2012


Frank Vogl, co-founder of Transparency International and author of the new book, Waging War on Corruption, spoke about what inspired him to write his new book.


He begins,


Good morning.


Thank you for coming to this launch of my new book. Most particular thanks to Raymond Baker and his colleagues at Global Financial Integrity for organizing and hosting this event. Raymond is one of the heroes of this book. His vision, his skill and his dynamism have made and continue to make an enormous contribution to public understanding of illicit financial flows. From that understanding springs action to reduce those flows – an absolutely vital requirement to curb corruption.

Heather Lowe: Players: The Role of Facilitators and Super-Fixers

The Center for Complex Operations at the National Defense University, Washington DC
Trans-Atlantic Dialogue: Combating Crime-Terror Pipelines
June 25, 2012


Heather Lowe, Legal Counsel and Director of Government Affairs at Global Financial Integrity, addressed the issue of facilitators of crime and terrorism, using the 2010 Wachovia Bank scandal as a case study.


She begins,


Thank you to the Center for Complex Operations and the State Department for providing me with an opportunity to speak to you here today.  I have been asked to present on this particular panel because my organization, Global Financial Integrity, attempts to quantify illicit capital flight leaving developing countries and find ways to curtail that illicit capital flight.

Follow the Money: Krishen Mehta on Capital Flight

Just Business Interview Series, Global Ethics Forum
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
New York
April 15, 2011


Krishen MehtaHow does capital flight work and how big a problem is it? Krishen Mehta of Global Financial Integrity (GFI) explains that in total, developing countries lose close to $1 trillion every year, of which 65 percent is related to commercial tax evasion.


Krishen Mehta is a co-chair of the Advisory Board of Global Financial Integrity. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for almost 30 years and retired in 2008.


UN Panel Discussion: “Innovative development financing initiatives under development”

United Nations Headquarters
New York
June 3, 2010


Global Financial Integrity Director Raymond Baker spoke Thursday, June 3rd at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the topic of “Innovative Development Financing Initiatives Under Development” as part of an informal event on innovative sources of development finance.


Yesterday’s meeting will inform a Chairman’s summary of recommendations to the preparatory process of the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals taking place in New York, September 20-22nd 2010.


Understanding and Combating Corruption in Africa

Council on Foreign Relations

Washington, DC

April 16, 2010


GFI Director Raymond Baker discusses corruption and illicit financial flows from Africa with Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of the Center for Global Development and Rafael Marques de Morais.  Princeton N. Lyman of the Council on Foreign Relations presides over this roundtable discussion. 


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