|Book Launch: Waging War on Corruption by Frank Vogl|
A Panel Discussion on the Links between Illicit Financial Flows and Global Security
And a Panel of Experts
At the first official launch event for the anti-corruption activist and Transparency International co-founder’s brand-new book:
Waging War on Corruption: Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power
Thursday, October 4th, 2012, 10:30am – 11:45pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
RSVP: Send RSVPs to Patrick Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org
From the birth of pioneering anti-corruption organization Transparency International in 1993, to the Arab Spring in 2011, this is the story of people who risk their lives (and the many who support them) to combat government-business conspiracies to secure justice, accountability, transparency and integrity. It is the story of an African child denied an education because her parents cannot bribe a school teacher, and of hundreds of thousands of Egyptians who overcame their fears, encouraged by Twitter and Facebook, to demand an end to government abuse.
This is an insider’s account of the battles, the fighters, the villains and their victims. Now, as never before, from vast public rallies in India to “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations, the fight against corruption is moving ahead. Major policy questions must still be resolved in the White House and far beyond – at stake is nothing less than our global security, the reduction of poverty, the stability of our economic and financial systems, and the cause of freedom and democracy.