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JHU SAIS to Host Conference on Corruption in Asia

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will host a half-day conference, "Corruption in Asia: Fostering Integrity in Business and Government," on Wednesday, 04/19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Prescriptions to restore faith in these developing nations must be multi-faceted and address integrity in day-to-day business transactions, good governance, and international law and prosecution. This conference will examine and critique some of the most recent efforts to create a more open, equitable and efficient global economy and community.

Business and government leaders from the region as well as experts on corruption and Asia will share their views and ideas. Speakers will come from the private sector, Department of State, Department of Defense, Transparency International, the academic community, as well as East and Southeast Asian countries.

Daniel Fung, the solicitor general of Hong Kong from 1994 to 1998, will be the keynote speaker at 8:45 a.m., addressing the scope of corruption in Asia and the key players who can develop solutions to this problem.

8:30 a.m.

Opening remarks by Paul Wolfowitz, SAIS dean and former U.S. ambassador to Indonesia

8:45 a.m.

Keynote address

9:30 a.m.

Panel 1: "Fostering Transparency and Accountability in Business and Finance"

11 a.m.

Panel 2: "Critical Links: National Security and Justice Systems

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon address by Rudy de Leon, deputy secretary of Defense (invited)

The event, sponsored by the Southeast Asia Studies Program at SAIS and the GE Fund, will be held in the Kenney Auditorium, located in the Nitze Building at 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., in Washington, D.C. The conference is free and open to the public but reservations are required. To register, contact (202) 663-5837 or [email protected].

Tuesday, April 11, 2000
Press Release Type: 
Contact Person: 
Felisa Neuringer Klubes
Zip Code: 
(202) 663.5626