The Future of Anticorruption in U.S. Foreign Policy

April 6, 2017 – April 6, 2017

Corruption is increasingly recognized as corrosive to U.S. foreign policy interests, from national security to commerce. This symposium will bring together current and former U.S. foreign policy leaders, legal experts, and innovative thinkers to discuss and debate the role of anticorruption in U.S. foreign policy at the start of a new administration. The symposium sessions will consider lessons learned in fighting corruption abroad, and strategize how best to address corruption in a systematic and effective manner going forward.

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April 6, 2017

Corruption and National Security: What Has and Has Not Worked

Experts discuss how corruption affects U.S. national security and global stability, and the measures used by the U.S. government to fight corruption and promote transparency.

Speakers:
Daniel Kaufmann

President and Chief Executive Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

Mary Beth Goodman

Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Development and Democracy, National Security Council, The White House

Presider:
Kate Bateman

Visiting Fellow, Center for a New American Security; International Affairs Fellow, CFR

April 6, 2017

Corruption and Commerce: The Costs and Benefits of Policing International Markets

Experts discuss the effects of corruption and illicit financial flows on international commerce, and how the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has helped advance U.S. multinational corporations.

Speakers:
Raymond Baker

President, Global Financial Integrity

Marshall L. Miller

Of Counsel, Litigation, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Alexandra Wrage

President and Founder, TRACE International

Presider:
Jodi M. Vittori

Senior Policy Advisor, Global Witness

April 6, 2017

A Conversation with Senator Ben Cardin: Anticorruption in U.S. Foreign Policy under the Trump Administration

Senator Ben Cardin discusses corruption's effect on economic and social inequalities, investment, development, and democratic institutions.

Introductory Remarks:
Shannon K. O'Neil

Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:
Ben Cardin

U.S. Senator from Maryland (D); Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Presider:
Shannon K. O'Neil

Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program, Council on Foreign Relations