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Power and Corruption

18-05-2017 at 20:15 - 21:30

“Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely”, Lord Acton famously wrote in the 19th century. Recent anti-corruption protests in Serbia and Romania make clear that corruption still is a larger factor in politics and business than you would expect. How does power corrupt the minds of people? And what are governments and businesses doing to combat corruption? These questions will be answered on May 18 by Laura Codruța Kövesi and Gert van Beek. Ms Kövesi is the chief prosecutor of Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) since 2013. She has brought hundreds of high-level officials to court in the last few years, and will provide us with an insight into what her organisation is doing to combat corruption. Mr Van Beek has over 30 years of experience in the field of integrity, and currently is an integrity consultant. He will show us how power can lead to corruption. The night will start at 20:00 at Peperstraat 19, and will be open and free to everybody. Feel free to join us on the 18th!


20:15 - 21:30
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Harmony Building – 1314.0014


Activities Committee