In the global fight against corruption, the U.S. has long enjoyed a reputation for transparency, rule of law and accountability. That reputation has suffered at home and abroad with growing concern that political finance, lobbying and weak congressional ethics rules unduly favor those with means, distorting the democratic process. Some see recent laws and judicial decisions as contributing to a system of legalized corruption, or a form of ‘state capture.’ Decades of effort to reform the system seem only to create more concern.
Please join James Thurber, widely recognized author and expert on campaign finance and lobbying and ethics reform in the US and abroad, at this lunchtime discussion.
This event is presented by the U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program at ASIL Academic Partner American University Washington College of Law. ASIL is a cosponsor of this event.