Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program

The Future of Anticorruption in U.S. Foreign Policy

The Council on Foreign Relations held a symposium on April 6, 2017 that brought 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 considered lessons learned in fighting corruption abroad, and strategizing how best to address corruption in a systematic and effective manner going forward.

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

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Ben Cardin discussed with Shannon O'Neil anticorruption legislation and the U.S. approach to addressing corruption issues abroad. 

 

 

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

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Raymond Baker, Marshall L. Miller, Alexandra Wrage discussed with Jodi M. Vittori 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.

 

 

SESSION III: Corruption and National Security: What Has and Has Not Worked

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Jennifer Fowler, Mary Beth Goodman, and Daniel Kaufmann discussed with Kate Bateman 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.

 

 

Ben Cardin and Shannon O'Neil speak with participants
Ben Cardin and Shannon O'Neil speak with participants
Symposium participants
Symposium participants
Listening to speakers
Listening to speakers
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Asking a question
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