Michael Johnston, co-author of the new book, The Conundrum of Corruption: Reform for Social Justice, joins the podcast to speak about “the one goal that makes corruption control a compelling concern in the first place: justice.” Johnston, a retired Colgate University professor and anti-corruption scholar with a career spanning 30 years, joins Anti-Corruption & Governance Center Director Frank Brown and CIPE Communications Director Ken Jaques to discuss what he describes as the “anti-corruption industry.” Johnston traces the development of the anti-corruption movement from its early days of innovation to a status quo he sees as defined by inertia and insularity. Listen to Johnston’s thoughts on how the pandemic is changing perceptions of corruption and inequality, and why political contention may be the only way to achieve lasting change.
On this episode of Democracy that Delivers, Dr. Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer in the MIT Management Sloan School and co-founder of the Presencing Institute joins our host Ken Jaques and Co-host Anna Kompanek, Director of CIPE’s Global Programs. Dr. Scharmer explains his new way of thinking about leadership for social transformation. For more information on this topic visit his site and read his book “Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies”.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is under the control of its army after a military coup overturned a free and fair election on February 1, 2021. On this episode of Democracy that Delivers we’re joined by Khin Lay, a civil society leader living and working in the country; she shares an inside look at what is happening in the country and how the rest of the world can help. John Morrell, CIPE’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, appears as a guest host in this episode.
What is Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) and how is it changing investing? Why has investor adoption of ESG accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic? What does the broadening of compliance standards driven by ESG mean for global anticorruption efforts? Please join a discussion of these questions and more in the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center's latest podcast featuring ESG expert Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, who is a Director at Planet Tracker and Climate Advisers and a Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. The podcast is hosted by Communications Director Ken Jaques and Anti-Corruption Program Officer Michele Crymes.
COVID-19 is disrupting supply chains and slowing economic integration around the globe. Nigeria is no exception. Still, the virus hasn't prevented free trade advocates in Africa from moving ahead. In this edition of Democracy that Delivers, Dr. Jonathan Aremu, a university professor and former official with the Central Bank of Nigeria, discusses the progress of the proposed African Continental Free Trade Area. He joins our host Ken Jaques and CIPE's Africa Regional Director Lars Benson.
Democracy is a journey, not a destination. Around the world, uprisings and challenges are familiar to many democratic political leaders. But there are always paths to progress. For example, political leaders in Moldova are working hard to build democratic norms and strengthen the country’s institutions. They are putting an emphasis on good governance and pushing back against corrupt politicians and practices. Dumitru Alaiba, a member of parliament, joins Communications Director Ken Jaques and CIPE's Europe & Eurasia Regional Director Natalia Otel Belan for a discussion about the future of representative government in Moldova.
In this latest episode, CIPE's Anti-Corruption & Governance Center features Hasna Munas, an analyst for Verité Research, Sri Lanka’s leading independent think tank. She tells an insider's story of the development of Sri Lanka’s first-ever Right To Information (RTI) law five years ago. Since then, the law has become known as one of the best RTI laws in Asia and the basis for Verité Research's groundbreaking new website, BudgetPromises.org, a one-stop shop for citizens, visitors, and businesses to hold Sri Lanka’s government accountable for how it spends money through an easily understandable visual format. The podcast is hosted by CIPE Asia Regional Director John Morrell and Communications Director Ken Jaques.
The unprecedented disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic have hit compliance with environmental laws and regulations hard. In this episode, Shahrzad Majdameli, an attorney with the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), joins Communications Director Ken Jaques and Anti-Corruption Program Officer Michele Crymes for a discussion about how the global health emergency has had a domino effect on environmental monitoring, dangerous material disposal, permits and licensing, due diligence, and commercial fraud.