The Anderson School of Management and the Albuquerque International Association present the 2011 Fall Lecture Series Corruption Around the World. The series will take place over four months at the UNM Continuing Education Auditorium from 3 – 5 p.m. and is free of charge for students to attend. The lecture series is co-sponsored by the Anderson School of Management. For a full calendar of events, admission fees, changes and updates visit, Albuquerque International Association.

Sunday, Aug. 28
Corruption: a Global Overview by Transparency International-USA Senior Legal Advisor Laura Sherman

Sherman will describe the scope of corruption around the world and the efforts to fight it. She will discuss regional and bilateral initiatives and concentrate on multilateral financial institutions and international agreements. Ms. Sherman will provide examples of work that has been done by Transparency International and outline its future agenda. Transparency International-USA is a non-profit organization focused on combating corruption and promoting transparency and integrity in government, business, and development assistance.

Friday, Sept. 23
Booty Capitalism and Economic Development: The China Corruption Puzzle by Dr. Xiaobo Lu, Columbia University

Lu will discuss patterns of corruption in contemporary China and the consequences. He will introduce the audience to one of the most significant issues in contemporary China and help unlock an interesting puzzle in public affairs. Dr. Lu is a professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Most recently, he was the founding director of the Columbia University Global Center – East Asia, in Beijing.

Sunday, Oct. 23
When Good Intentions Fuel More Corruption: Market Reforms and Crony Capitalism in Latin America and Russia by Luigi Manzetti, Southern Methodist University

Manzetti will look into why corruption and crony capitalism has come to dominate the economies of many Latin American countries and Russia. He will pay particular attention to Russia, Argentina, and Chile. Manzetti is an associate professor at Southern Methodist University. He previously taught at Duke University and at the North-South Center at the University of Miami.

Friday, Nov. 4
Crime and Punishment: Corruption, Foreign Policy, and Power Politics by Dr. James Russell, the Naval Postgraduate School

For the last half century, the United States has sought to balance the competing objectives of promoting democracy and transparency while simultaneously seeking to create a global balance of power that maximizes American power and influence. Russell will examine these competing objectives in his lecture. Russell is an associate professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

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