Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:45

Unmasked - Corruption in the West

You are warmly invited to a TIGETalk on Tuesday 4 April. Laurence Cockcroft and Malini Mehra will speak on the theme of his new book, Unmasked: corruption in the West.

Corruption is systemic and endemic in the West. It includes ‘the corruption of influence’ through the huge sums spent on political lobbying. It infects a range of business sectors and includes organized crime, human trafficking, money laundering and tax avoidance. What can be done to address the scale of the problem? What strength of character is needed to resist the lure of filthy lucre? Cockcroft will summarise the issues raised by the book and Mehra will join him in outlining some solutions to the way forward.

Laurence CockcroftLaurence Cockcroft is one of the world’s leading campaigners against grand-scale corruption. A co-founder of Transparency International in the early 1990s, he chaired its UK Chapter from 2002-08. His professional background is as a development economist with extensive experience in Africa working for governments, the private sector and charitable bodies. In his work with TI he is particularly associated with pressure for the UK’s Bribery Act and with the issue of corruption in the global arms trade. His earlier book Global Corruption: Money, Power and Ethics in the Modern World (2012), examined the impact of corruption in the developing world. His new book, co-authored with Anne-Christine Wegener, addresses corruption in politics and finance in the US and the EU.

Malini MehraMalini Mehra is the Chief Executive of the International Secretariat of GLOBE International, the world’s largest parliamentary network devoted to legislative leadership on sustainable development and climate change. Malini was previously the founder and CEO of the Centre for Social Markets, a pioneering Indian non-profit promoting entrepreneurship for people, planet and prosperity. She is an award-winning civil society leader who has worked at the highest levels of government, multilateral agencies, business and NGOs worldwide.

Where Initiatives of Change, 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD

When Tuesday 4 April 2017 6.30pm refreshments, 7pm start, 8.45pm close.

Contact 020 7798 6000 reception@london.iofc.org

Entry is free but space is limited to 100.

A collection for the expenses of the evening will be taken.

This event is in a series of TIGETalks on the theme of Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy.

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