Oct. 27, 2006
Sponsored by the Global Center for Business & Development sponsored the symposium titled Rethinking Corruption: An Interdisciplinary Look at a Fundamental Problem.
The leaders in international economic development theory, international business regulation, and transnational corporate practice offered thoughts and rethoughts on the impact of corruption on development, contemporary national and multilateral responses, the current state of play — and concrete recommendations for effective deterrence.
Keynote luncheon address was by Dr. Salam Fayyad, Former Palestinian Minister of Finance
Professor Jun Qian's PowerPoint Presentation (ppt)
Richard Charlton, Esq.
Professor Janet Dine's PowerPoint Presentation (ppt)
André Odermatt, Esq.
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Panel 1: Defining Corruption: Do We Know It When We See It? Do We See It Where It Is Not?
This panel will undertake both a doctrinal and functional examination of what conduct should be condemned as corruption. This will include use of theoretical models, empirical studies and historical examples to evaluate the impact of various conduct sometimes condemned as corruption and other times argued to be harmless.
10:40 a.m. to 11 a.m.
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Panel 2: Corruption and the Private Sector: Is Money Laundering the New Corrupt Foreign Practices?
This roundtable of practitioners, regulators, and experts will consider the following issues:
12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Keynote Luncheon Address
Dr. Salam Fayyad, Member, Palestinian Legislative Council, and Former Minister of Finance, Palestinian Authority
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Panel 3: Corruption and the Public Perspective: Aid Providers and Corruption in Developing Countries
Does corruption influence development? How? Should fighting corruption remain a priority in international development efforts? Are aid providers' anti-corruption policies comprehensive enough — are there loopholes? What approaches to addressing corruption have proved most and least effective? What role does culture play in causing corruption and in efforts to combat it?
3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Concluding Remarks from Professor Frank Gevurtz, Distinguished Professor and Scholar, McGeorge School of Law