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Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Uppdaterad: 12 november 2015

Datum: Onsdag 2 december
Tid: kl 10:15-12.00
Plats: Sida (Hörsalen) Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm

Welcome to a seminar organized by Sida and Transparency International Sweden, on the connections between violent conflict, extremism and acute corruption.

Time: Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 10:15 – 12.00
Location: Sida (Hörsalen) Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm
Participants: Sarah Chayes
Language: The seminar will be held in English.

Sarah Chayes is the author of the book ”Thieves of States – Why Corruption Threatens Global Security”, which has received great international attention. Sarah Chayes writes about Afghanistan, where she spent several years as a journalist, activist and later on advisor to ISAF and the highest US military leadership.

She describes how corrupt governments push people to extremism in Afghanistan, the Middle East and West Africa, and explains how petty corruption is connected to major organized crime. Chayes is currently a senior associate in the think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in the US.

After the presentation there will be time for questions and discussion, for example on the potential consequences for Swedish development cooperation.

”It’s not the governments that are failing. It’s actually criminal organizations pretending to be governments that are succeeding.” Sarah Chayes

Registration is not needed in advance, but please arrive on time.

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