Corruption, Capital, Power: Today's World Through The Lens Of Corruption

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Corruption is a term increasingly used in political discourse and international relations. But what does it really mean, and can understanding the world through the lens of corruption reveal anything new? This webinar will look across the world from Afghanistan to Ukraine, examining concepts such as state capture and strategic corruption, and discuss the role of London as a centre for corrupt capital. It will conclude by analysing global leadership on tackling corruption, and where that might be heading.


Robert Barrington is Professor of Anti-Corruption Practice at the Centre for the Study of Corruption, University of Sussex. His research focuses on global corruption trends and corruption in developed economies, and he lectures on the Masters in Corruption & Governance. He was formerly the head of Transparency International (TI) in the UK, and is currently Chair of TI’s International Council. At TI, he led the campaigns to secure the Bribery Act, a national Anti-Corruption Strategy for the UK and the introduction of Unexplained Wealth Orders. Previous roles include Director of Governance & Sustainable Investment at F&C Asset Management, overseeing Europe’s leading ESG funds, and CEO (Europe) of the Earthwatch Institute in Oxford. Robert is a member of the ICAEW’s Corporate Governance Committee, and has been a long-term adviser to the UK government on subjects including the Bribery Act, export credits and the post-Brexit procurement regime. Publications include a new book on ‘Understanding Corruption’, ‘How to Bribe’, ‘Adequate Procedures – Guidance to the UK Bribery Act’, and ‘Corruption in the UK’. He holds a degree from Oxford University and a PhD from the European University Institute.

Robert has kindly offered a discount on his new book - Understanding Corruption - contact us for more details.

Monday, 20 June 2022

10:00 - 10:45 BST



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