Discussion on Corruption and Global Security


At a time of global upheaval, security issues dominate western international policymaking. Yet, world leaders often overlook corruption as a key factor driving many of today's security crises, including extremist insurgencies in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, and Nigeria, Iraq’s and Syria’s collapse and the spread of ISIS, revolutions and their spin-offs from the Arab world to Ukraine, and the state implosion witnessed in Latin America where governments are entering into symbiotic relationships with transnational criminal superpowers.

This perspective on corruption carries important implications for compliance and corporate social responsibility.

This discussion will explore questions at this critical intersection between corruption, international security, and the role of the private sector.


  • Sarah Chayes, seniorassociate, Carnegie Endowment and author, Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security and The Punishment of Virtue
  • Jodi Vittori, senior policy adviser, Global Witness
  • Don Zarin, partner, Holland & Knight

ModeratorRenaud Beauchard, fellow, Institute of High Judicial Studies and president, Washington Foreign Law Society (WFLS)

Light appetizers will be served. This event is cosponsored by WFLS and ASIL.

Date and Location

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Holland & Knight
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800 17th Street NW
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