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GW Law conference announcement: Are current anti-corruption instruments effective?

On March 25, 2015, The George Washington University Law School will host its annual anti-corruption conference. The day-long conference is co-sponsored by the Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Bar Association; in cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Bar Association.

Similar to the conferences offered in the past, we have an outstanding line-up, including Sarah Chayes, author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, as a keynote speaker.  This year’s conference will focus on the effectiveness of anti-corruption laws and enforcement in the fight against corruption. A full program agenda is available below. 

You can register for the event here.

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Drivers of Corruption and Institutional Responses: Are Current Anti-Corruption Instruments Effective?

March 25, 2015

The George Washington University Law School
The Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052


8-8:30 am: Conference Registration

8:30-8:35 am:  Welcome Address

  • Susan L. Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies, The George Washington University Law School

8:35-8:45 am: Introduction

  • Timothy L. Dickinson, Past Co-Chair, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

8:45-10 am: Panel One | Drivers of Corruption


Pascale Helene Dubois, Chief Suspension and Debarment
Officer, World Bank


  • Dr. Kath Hall LLB (Hons) LLM PhD, Associate Professor, The Australian National University College of Law [invited]
  • Professor Janine R. Wedel, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University
  • Stuart Kerr, Director, Legal and Regulatory, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Professor Chris Yukins, The George Washington University Law School Law School

10-10:30 am: Refreshments

10:30-11:45 am: Panel Two | Assessing the Effectiveness of Current Anti-Corruption Legal Frameworks

  • Kathryn Nickerson, Senior Counsel at U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Prof. Susan Ariel Aaronson, The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs
  • Thomas Firestone, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Noon-1:30 pm: Lunch and Keynote Address

  • Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law and South Asia programs, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author ofThieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

1:30-2:30 pm: Panel Three | Enhancing Law Enforcement Effectiveness

  • William B. Jacobson, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • John Brandolino, Director, Office of Anticrime Programs, U.S. Department of State
  • Jeanne Hauch, Senior International Legal Consultant, World Bank Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative
  • Kelley Swift, Manager, Investigations Unit, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


  • James G. Tillen, Co-Chair, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Miller & Chevalier Chartered    

2:30-3:30 pm: Panel Four | Successful Anti-Corruption Campaigns

  • Ronnie Maclean Abaroa, former mayor of La Paz, Bolivia
  • Dr. Nikos Passas, Professor, Northeastern University
  • Nancy Z. Boswell, Director, US & International Anti-Corruption Law Program, Washington College of Law, American University


Timothy L. Dickinson, Past Co-Chair, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

3:30-3:45 pm: Refreshments

3:45-5 pm: Panel Five | Developing New Approaches to Fighting Corruption

  • Nathaniel Heller, Managing Director, Results for Development Institute
  • Stefanie Ostfeld, Acting Head, Global Witness
  • Júlia Keserű, International Policy Manager, Sunlight Foundation


Jessica Tillipman, Assistant Dean for Field Placement and Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School

5-7 pm: Reception sponsored by Paul Hastings and Miller & Chevalier


Jessica Tillipman is a Senior Editor of the FCPA Blog and Assistant Dean at The George Washington Univeristy Law School.

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