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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Corruption kills another Olympic dream

The City of Calgary voted resoundingly in Tuesday’s plebiscite to withdraw its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. While Olympic corruption did not quite deal the bid’s death blow, it was certainly a co-conspirator.… Continue Reading

Andy Spalding: The Olympic anti-corruption era begins

Yesterday’s announcement that the 2028 Summer Olympics have been awarded to Los Angeles has an underappreciated significance for the anti-corruption movement. It is the first Olympic Games in which the host city will be under a contractual obligation to prevent corruption.… Continue Reading

The Rio 2016 Olympics: A Window into Our World (Part Four)

In the Olympic Charter, the International Olympic Committee has specifically identified human rights, environmental issues, and international intellectual property laws as major topics that host-country contracts and laws must address. However, corruption and transparency receive comparatively little attention.… Continue Reading

The Rio 2016 Olympics: A Window into Our World (Part One)

The Olympics can evoke the grandest of ideals: fair competition guided by universal rules, infused with genuine sportsmanship, challenging each of us to be our best while fostering international cooperation.

Of course, the same may be said of the global anti-corruption movement: we want a level playing field, with fair and transparent rules, promoting integrity, innovation, and prosperity, while building transnational relations of mutual dependence and trust.… Continue Reading

Tell Us: Are NGOs Instrumentalities?

The first chapter of my thesis analyzed the definitions of “foreign public official” in the FCPA and several international anti-bribery conventions. Included in the definitions are the personnel of public international organizations.… Continue Reading