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Monday, October 22 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fighting Corruption in “Post-Truth” America: What Have We Learned, What Are We Doing About It?

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This panel addresses the new (and not so new) corruption challenges America is facing as well as new responses to fighting corruption in the US beyond the traditional toolbox.  Bringing together leading anti-corruption leaders working at state and federal levels, from conservative, nonpartisan, and progressive points of view, we will debate:

1) What does Trumpian politics or the rise of Bernie Sanders “Our Revolution” movement tell us about how        Americans are experiencing corruption in their daily lives?
2) How are American anti-corruption activists re-assessing the current corruption challenges in the US?
3) How well is the traditional evidence-based advocacy toolkit working and what else is needed?
4) What are the most promising new approaches to tackling corruption in America?

The panel brings new and powerful voices to the IACC. Speaking will be Renaldo Pearson, a leader of the Democracy Spring movement, whose 7 Deadly Sins of American Democracy speech at the Unrig the System Summit became a touchstone of thousands of anticorruption and pro-democracy activists around the country. Danielle Brian, leader of one of the most influential nonpartisan federal corruption NGOs in the country, POGO, will be speaking, focusing on their latest efforts to engage Americans across party lines on contemporary corruption issues. Nora Gilbert, director for strategic projects and partnerships of Represent.Us, which is awakening a powerful anticorruption movement targeting state-level corruption across the US will be speaking. And Pablo E. Carrillo, will be speaking. Pablo served as Chief of Staff to US Senator John McCain and was responsible for the development and implementation of the Senator's legislative and congressional oversight strategy. Pablo led investigative counsel on some of the most high-profile Senate investigations into federal corruption such as the Jack Abramoff Tribal lobbying scandal and the Boeing tanker scandal. He also serves as a Board Director of R Street.Sarah Chayes, author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, will share some of her latest thinking on how American corruption fits into the global phenomenon of transnational kleptocractic networks.

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Zoe Reiter

Interim Representative to US, Transparency International Secretariat
Since 2008, Zoë has worked at Transparency International. Currently, she serves as TI’s interim representative to the US and senior project leader. Her work in the US involves working with diverse stakeholders to help re-establish TI’s formal presence in the US. The purpose of... Read More →

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Danielle Brian

Executive Director, POGO
Danielle Brian is the Executive Director of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). Under her leadership, the organization has grown from two employees and a budget in the thousands of dollars in 1993 to an organization with forty staff and a budget of six million. POGO is a nonpartisan... Read More →
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Pablo E. Carrillo

Squire Patton Boggs in its Defense & Maritime Security Public Policy Practice Group/ R Street/Senator McCain, Counsel/Board of Director/Former Chief of Staff
Pablo Carrillo served until recently as Chief of Staff to US Senator John McCain, Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former US presidential candidate. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the Senator's legislative and congressional oversight strategy.Pablo... Read More →
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Sarah Chayes

Former Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Sarah Chayes, previously a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance program, is the author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security. She is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications. Her... Read More →
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Nora Gilbert

Director of Strategic Projects and Partnerships, Represent.US
Nora Gilbert is the Director of Strategic Projects & Partnerships at RepresentUs, a grassroots organization that brings together Americans from across the political spectrum to pass anti-corruption laws. Before joining RepresentUs, Nora worked for a range of food policy organizations... Read More →
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Renaldo Pearson

Co-Mission Director/ Social Engineer-in-Residence, Democracy Spring/ Harvard University
Renaldo M. Pearson is the Co-Mission Director of Democracy Spring, a millennial-led civil resistance movement organization committed to winning a real democracy free of voter suppression and the corrupting influence of big money in politics. Democracy Spring made history in April... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm CEST
Workshop Room 5
  Workshop, Panel Debate
  • Organiser Transparency International Representative to US