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Expert to Offer Lessons on Combating Corruption

“The Private Sector against Corruption: Lessons of Success” is the topic of discussion by Robert Klitgaard from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, in the Executive Center Dining Room, Drescher Campus, Malibu.

Klitgaard is a University Professor at Claremont Graduate University and  former dean at Pardee RAND Graduate School and a professor at Harvard and Yale. He has been an advisor in more than 30 countries around the world as well as to leading international organizations. Klitgaard's nine books include "Tropical Gangsters II: Adventures in Development in the World’s Poorest Places."

Instability and economic crisis in hot spots from Greece to Ukraine, from Pakistan to Thailand, from Egypt to Argentina, have been blamed on corruption and abuse of power.  But if corruption has become systemic, what can possibly be done? Fortunately, there are recent success stories in reducing corruption, such as the Philippines under President Benigno Aquino III. The success stories show how the private sector can play a key role in fighting corruption. What are the lessons for scholars and activists, as well as for business, government, and international institutions?

The lecture is sponsored by the Charles Koch Foundation.

For more information, please contact Maurice Derrico at (310) 506-7490.