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Conference on “New Frontiers and Studies on Corruption” June 19-20, Mexico

A conference on “New Frontiers and Studies on Corruption” will take place  June 19-20, 2014, at The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) — co-sponsored by Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics,  The Laboratory for the Documentation of Corruption and Transparency and the Institute for Social Research in Mexico.

Panel 1. Corruption, Contention, and Reform: The Power of Deep Democratization

  • Michael Johnston, Colgate University, “The Challenge of Institutional Corruption”
  • William English, Harvard University, “Corrupción Estructural, Abuso de Poder y Desafíos para la Rendición de Cuentas”
  • Irma Erendira Sandoval, UNAM, “Corrupción, Reforma y Competitividad”
  • Arturo González de Aragón, Ex Auditor Superior de la Federación de México

Panel 2. Institutional Corruption and Judicial Reform

  • Roberto Laver, Harvard Law School, Institutional Corruption and Judicial Reform
  • Avlana Eisenberg, Harvard University, Corruption, Criminal Justice, and Prison Reform
  • John M. Ackerman, UNAM, Fraud and Regulatory Capture in Elections
  • Daniel Márquez, UNAM, Corrupción, Derechos Humanos y Administración Pública

Panel 3. Institutional Corruption in Public Health and Health Systems

  • Jennifer E. Miller, Harvard University, Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Can rating help?
  • Adriane Gelpi, Harvard University, Desafios del sistema de Salud Mental en Mexico
  • Chris Robertson, University of Arizona, Blinding as a Solution to Institutional Corruption
  • Asa Cristina Laurel, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
  • Gustavo Leal, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, México , The Myth of Universal Healthcare

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