Signs of corruption and the damage it causes are painfully evident in political and corporate life everywhere. Policy makers, historians, lawyers, and scholars will discuss the many systems undermined by corruption and the transparency and accountability protocols that could serve to reduce corruption, if not eliminate it.
Specifically, the conference will examine both U.S. and global aspects of the problem of corruption, including social and historical dimensions of corruption, the systems most at risk of corruption (governments, business, labor, and markets), and possibilities for reform.
Additional issues will be addressed in the publication of the Winter 2013 issue of Social Research, with case studies of corruption in Kenya, India, Russia, Latin America, and the United States.
The director and founder (1988) of the Social Research conference series is Arien Mack, Alfred and Monette Marrow Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research, who has been the editor of Social Research since 1970. For the history of the conference series, visit the Social Research conference series site.
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The keynote address will be given by Peter Eigen, Founder and Chair of Transparency International and Honorary Professor of Political Science at the Freie Universität in Berlin.
Conference speakers include James Jacobs, Michael Johnston, Sheila Krumholz, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Bo Rothstein, Alan Ryan, Debra Satz and Richard White.
The complete conference program and speakers’ bios are available online.
TICKETS—$35 for the full event + special issue
$12 per session + special issue
FREE for all students, New School alumni and staff
SPECIAL ISSUE—Social Research, Vol. 80, No. 4 (Winter 2014) (Reg. $18)
FUNDED BY—Russell Sage Foundation and Ford Foundation