Episode 1 of a 3-part podcast with Jim Wasserstrom, part of our Anti-Corruption and Governance Center (ACGC) series.
Jim Wasserstrom is the Director and Founder of the Wasserstrom Group, and the Chief of Party for Democracy International in Afghanistan. He is a whistleblower and former U.N. diplomat forced from his job after cooperating with an internal investigation of corruption by U.N. officials.
In this debut edition of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast series, we are joined by Badri El Meouchi. El Meouchi is president of the board of directors of the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA) and has been working to battle corruption in the country for more than 15 years. El Meouchi describes an aggressive reform agenda to bring Lebanon back from the brink and announces LTA’s role in a coalition to monitor humanitarian relief and recovery assistance, and to ensure government accountability.
This podcast is hosted by Frank Brown, Director of the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center, and co-hosted by Stephen Rosenlund, CIPE’s Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
In this podcast, we are joined by Mark Antony Otwane, the CEO of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) in Uasin Gishu. KNCCI-Uasin Gishu is a CIPE Africa Associations Innovations Contest Winner. He, co-host CIPE Program Officer for Africa Ryan Musser, and host Ken Jaques discuss the chamber and its history, as well as the challenges that it has faced as a result of the pandemic.
Dr. Efraim Chalamish is a senior advisor at Duff & Phelps and leads the firm’s Israel practice. He is also a Fellow in the Duff & Phelps Institute, providing thought leadership on a variety of economic and regulatory matters. With more than two decades of professional experience, Efraim has practiced international law in Israel, Paris and New York, and has served as a media contributor and columnist. Additionally, he has acted as an independent expert and advisor to multinational companies and governments on corporate strategy and international disputes in various sectors, including energy, technology and financial services.