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Monday, October 22 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Trust - a Nordic Currency

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The Nordic countries, and not least Denmark, have been heralded as uniquely trust based communities. It is generally perceived that a high degree of trust, and an implicit understanding among the citizens that the interests of the community come before personal interests, have contributed to the generally low levels of corruption in the Nordics. In Denmark references to “trust” and “culture” has been used to dismiss calls for whistleblower protection, and generally low political investment and interest in the anti-corruption agenda. In other countries, such as Norway, a string of serious corruption cases has proven that the Nordic trust may be a weak currency faced with the challenges of corruption. In order to maintain the many benefits of a trust-based society, the challenge is to strike the right balance between informality and a more disciplined and legalistic approach to corruption.

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Tormod Tingstad

Partner, Kammeradvokaten/Poul Schmith
Tormod Tingstad advises businesses on compliance and corporate governance, particularly on issues relating to corruption, money laundering and other types of corporate crime. Tormod is also very experienced in managing large internal investigations of complex and often international... Read More →

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Mette Frisk Jensen

Ph.D. and leader of the Danish history website danmarkshistorien.dk, Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University.
Mette Frisk Jensen is Ph.D. and leader of the Danish history website danmarkshistorien.dk at the Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University. She has worked with the history of corruption and anticorruption in Denmark in the period 1660-1900 and has especially published... Read More →
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Steven Sampson

Professor (emeritus) of Social Anthropology, Lund University
Steven Sampson has carried out anthropological research on the informal sector, civil society and the 'anti-corruption industry' especially in the post-communist states. His special interest is in the integration of anti-corruption NGOs, government programs and private anti-corruption... Read More →
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Gert Tinggaard Svensen

Ph.D and professor, Department of Political Science at Aarhus University
Svendsen is the author of 110 peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals on mainly political economy, social capital and collective action problems. He received the award for Best 2007 Article in the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. Furthermore, he has written... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm CEST
Workshop Room 1
  Nordic Pillar, Panel Debate
  • Organiser Kammeradvokaten