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Meeting Minds: Shining Light in the Darkness: A conversation about combatting international corruption

DateSaturday 17 September 2022


LocationKellogg Hub/online

Two pioneers of a movement to combat corruption in high places – John Drysdale and Robert Barrington – join in conversation with Thiago Alves Pinto, lecturer in human rights law, to identify and explore the issues facing us in a world of increasing division, conflict and lack of moral compass.

About Dr Thiago Alves Pinto:
Kellogg College Fellow and Departmental Lecturer in Legal Studies and International Human Rights Law
Thiago is Director of Studies in Theology and Religious Studies at the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford. He has been actively involved with NGOs and Think Tanks, working with organisations including the UN, UNESCO, UK Parliament and Chatham House. He holds law degrees from Centro Universitário Curitib, Åbo Akademi University and University of Oxford.

About Robert Barrington:
Robert Barrington is Professor of anti-corruption practice in the University of Sussex and formerly in charge of Transparency International (UK); he currently heads its International Council.

He was on the UK’s Cabinet Office Procurement Advisory Panel until 2021, sits on many related committees, and is the author of a number of important books on the subject.

About John Drysdale:
John Drysdale, a banker, founded a Centre to pursue these issues, and was Chair of Transparency International (UK) in an earlier part of the century, when London was not only the world’s capitol of finance but was also in the top league of money laundering. The Centre flourished at Sussex University under the guidance of Professor Robert Barrington.

This event is part of Kellogg’s Alumni Meeting Minds Global programme, and is open to all University of Oxford Alumni.

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