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Selected recent meetings


January 14 2014: David Anderson (History), ‘Colonial Corruption 1920s-1960s’.

This is a seminar with one paper presentation, organized by IAS corruption-network with CSD. IAS Seminar room. For details of the speaker please see:


1 May 2013: Jonas Linde (University of Bergen, Norway) ‘Corruption in Established Democracies: the Case of Sweden’, see:

6 February 2013:, Sharifah Sekalala ‘Public Accountability in Global Health Governance: the Case of Uganda’ , see:

30 January, 2013: Undala Alam, ‘Emotions, Legitimacy and Corruption’

for details of the speaker please see:


20 November 2012 Aaron Graham (Oxford) ‘Mentalities of corruption and public service in early modern England’

11 October 2012: ‘Can global corruption be challenged ?’ Laurence Cockcroft, a founder of Transparency International, talked about his new book Global Corruption and led a discussion about it. Laurence Cockcroft is a Development Economist and Chairman of TI's UK Chapter from 2000-9. He has been particularly involved in issues surrounding corruption in Africa and in the arms trade, in developing corporate anti corruption compliance rules and in promoting the UK Bribery Act of 2010.

4 May 2012: 'Corruption around the world' with experts of Egypt, Uganda, China and with a film maker who worked in Italy and South Africa and other places.

18 Jan 2012: we held a workshop on the theme of 'Bribery, past and present' with a keynote paper from Prof Peter Alldridge (QM, London), who was specialist adviser to the joint Parliamentary Committees on the draft Corruption Bill (2003) and the draft Bribery Bill (2009). The workshop also heard two shorter papers by Dr John Snape (Warwick) on ‘Bribery in Adam Smith’s System of Natural Jurisprudence’ and Prof Ralf Rogowski (Warwick) on 'Citizen Participation in Anticorruption Policies in Light of the Law of the European Union'.


22 November 2011: Mark Philp (Oxford) talked to us about 'Defining Corruption'.

26 October 2011: Robert Barrington, Director of External Affairs at Transparency International UK [] led a discussion about how to measure corruption and how academics can contribute to policy debates.



A detail from Gillray’s satire of 1786 , A New Way to Pay the National Debt, showing the king, George III overflowing with money. (National Portrait Gallery)