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Latin America's Battle against Corruption: What Comes Next

Americas Quarterly hosted leaders in the anti-corruption movement from seven countries for a half-day conference on March 2.

Registration and Reception: 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Panels and Discussion...

AS/COA
680 Park Avenue
New York
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Overview

 

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What are the true lessons from Lava Jato, La Línea, and other successful Latin American anti-corruption investigations? What practices within the public and private sectors need to change once and for all? Americas Society/Council of the Americas convened Latin America’s top corruption fighters and corporate leaders for the first time in a groundbreaking conference, "Latin America’s Battle against Corruption: What Comes Next." The half-day event offered be a frank discussion on the region’s historic crackdown on graft, what to expect in coming months, and what further changes are necessary to build a more transparent business climate.

Speakers:

  • Sérgio Moro, Federal Judge, Brazil
  • Néstor Humberto Martínez, Attorney General, Colombia
  • Iván Velásquez, Commissioner, Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG) @Ivan_Velasquez_
  • Thelma Aldana, Attorney General, Guatemala
  • Rodrigo Janot, Professor, Universidad de los Andes; former Attorney General, Brazil @Rodrigo_Janot
  • Claudio X. González, President and Co-Founder, Mexicanos contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad @ClaudioXGG
  • José Ugaz, Former Chair, Transparency International @JoseUgazSM
  • Eduardo Engel, Professor of Economics, University of Chile; Former Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council on Conflicts of Interest, Influence Peddling, and Corruption in the Bachelet administration
  • Alan Clutterbuck, President and Co-founder, Fundación Red de Acción Política
  • Geert Aalbers, Senior Partner, Control Risks
  • Shannon K. O’Neil, Vice President, Senior fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (moderator) @shannonkoneil
  • Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, AS/COA; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly (moderator) @BrazilBrian

The webcast is available to all, and does not require registration.
In-person attendance is reserved for COA corporate members, AS and COA Board, CIAC, and President's Circle members.
Prior registration is required.

Event Information: Leani García Torres | lgarcia@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8380
Individual Membership Information: Beckie Bintrim | bbintrim@as-coa.org | 212-277-8342
COA Membership Information:  Natalia Williamson |  nwilliamson@as-coa.org  | 212-277-8374
Note: To view a list of COA corporate members, please click here.
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Cancellation: Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1.

Agenda

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8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. — Registration and Reception

8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. — Opening Remarks

  • Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, AS/COA; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly

8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. — How Did We Get Here?

  • Sérgio Moro, Federal Judge, Brazil
  • Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, AS/COA; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — What’s Happening? An Overview of Anti-Corruption Efforts in Latin America

  • Eduardo Engel, Professor of Economics, University of Chile; Former Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council on Conflicts of Interest, Influence Peddling, and Corruption in the Bachelet administration
  • Néstor Humberto Martínez, Attorney General, Colombia
  • Rodrigo Janot, Professor, Universidad de los Andes; former Attorney General, Brazil
  • Iván Velásquez, Commissioner, Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG)
  • José Ugaz, Former Chair, Transparency International
  • Shannon K. O’Neil, Vice President, Senior fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (moderator)

10:30 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. — Coffee Break

10:55 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. — What’s Next? The Future of Latin America’s Anti-Corruption Wave

  • Geert Aalbers, Senior Partner, Control Risks
  • Thelma Aldana, Attorney General, Guatemala
  • Alan Clutterbuck, President and Co-founder, Fundación Red de Acción Política
  • Claudio X. González, President and Co-Founder, Mexicanos contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad
  • Sérgio Moro, Federal Judge, Brazil
  • Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, AS/COA; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly (moderator)

12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Closing Remarks 

Speakers

Sérgio Moro
Minister of Justice and Public Security, Brazil

Sérgio Fernando Moro is a former magistrate, writer, university professor and current Minister of Justice and Public Security of Brazil. He was federal judge of the 13th Federal Criminal Court of Curitiba and professor of criminal procedural law at the Federal University of...

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Néstor Humberto Martínez
Attorney General, Colombia

Néstor Humberto Martínez is the attorney general of Colombia. Prior to his role as attorney general, he served as an undergraduate and graduate professor in the law schools of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Universidad del Rosario, and the...

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Iván Velásquez
Commissioner, International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala

Iván Velásquez is commissioner of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), a post he has held since September 2013. In November 2012, the Association of German Judges awarded him its Human Rights Award, and in 2011, the International Bar Association...

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Thelma Aldana
Attorney General, Guatemala

Thelma Aldana is the attorney general of Guatemala. She was elected president of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Vienna in November 2017 and was awarded the Anti-Corruption Lifetime Achievement Award from Qatar’s Rule of...

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Rodrigo Janot
Professor, Universidad de los Andes

Rodrigo Janot is a professor at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá) and at the Centro Universitário de Brasília. Prior to this, he served as attorney general of Brazil from 2013 to 2017, where he led investigations into Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato) and opened 137...

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Claudio X. González
Co-founder and President, Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad

Claudio X. González is co-founder and president of both Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad, a citizen initiative to combat corruption and impunity in Mexico, and its strategic litigation arm, Despacho de Investigación y Litigio Estratégico. González is also the co...

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José Ugaz
Partner, Benites, Vargas & Ugaz Abogados

José Ugaz is a Peruvian jurist and partner at Benites, Vargas & Ugaz in Lima. Prior to this, he served as chair of the board of Transparency International from 2014 to 2017. Ugaz is the author of the 2014 book Caiga quien caiga. He was elected to the Transparency International...

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Eduardo Engel
Professor, Universidad de Chile and Director, Espacio Público

Eduardo Engel is the director of Espacio Público, a Chilean think tank, and a professor of economics at the University of Chile. He is also an associate researcher at the National Bureau for Economic Research and the International Growth Centre. Prior to this, Engel chaired Chile...

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Alan Clutterbuck
Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO, Fundación Red de Acción Política

Alan Clutterbuck is co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Fundación Red de Acción Política, a nonpartisan NGO whose mission includes cultivating a culture of integrity and transparency in Argentina. He is also co-founder and partner of Poliarquia Consultores, a political analysis and...

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Geert Aalbers
Partner, Control Risks

Geert Aalbers is a partner at Control Risks, where he heads its Brazil and Southern Cone business and manages complex investigations into fraud, corruption, and other ethics breaches. Aalbers is also a lecturer in compliance and risk management at Insper business school in São...

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Shannon K. O’Neil
Vice President, Council on Foreign Relations

Shannon K. O’Neil is vice president, deputy director of studies, and senior fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an expert on Latin America, U.S.-Mexico relations, global trade, corruption, democracy, and immigration and the author of Two...

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Brian Winter
Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, analyst, and speaker, he has been living and breathing Latin American politics for the past 20 years. Winter spent a decade...

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