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The Risk of Grand Corruption in New Zealand

Global Chair of Transparency International Josē Ugaz will be interviewed by former broadcaster Ian Fraser.

The Risk of Grand Corruption in New Zealand

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Event type: Public Lectures

1 August 2017 from 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm 1st Aug 2017 6:00pm 1st Aug 2017 7:30pm

RHLT1, Lecture Theatre 1, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus

We invite you to an interview with Transparency International Global Chair José Ugaz, conducted by respected broadcaster Ian Fraser, on the topic of grand corruption and its harm to societies worldwide. The interview will be followed by a panel discussion about how to make New Zealand less vulnerable to corruption. There will also be scope for discussion from the floor.

José is a Peruvian lawyer, with a distinguished career in academia and human rights. As Peru’s ad-hoc state attorney he was instrumental in taking corruption cases against former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and Vladimiro Montesinos, the former head of the country’s intelligence services. He became Chair of Transparency International in 2014.

José will speak about the magnitude of grand corruption across the globe, and why we in New Zealand are at risk too. The Panama Papers were a major wake-up call - although most of us have little understanding of the magnitude of money that flows through foreign trusts, which in the past five years has doubled to stand at around 12,000 in New Zealand; and who benefits from these questionable practices at what costs.

This event is hosted by the Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership and the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria Business School, jointly with Transparency International New Zealand. Come along and find out what we can do to fight corruption and fraud and how we can protect our ethical reputation.

RSVP to victoria.beckett@vuw.ac.nz