11
October 2017
Past Event
How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West

How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
October 11, 2017
Photo by: Ivan Vdovin
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Photo by: Ivan Vdovin
11
October 2017
Past Event

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Speakers:
Ilya Zaslavskiy

Academy Associate, Chatham House

Jeffrey Gedmin

Senior Fellow, Georgetown University

David Kramer

Senior Fellow, Florida International University’s Green School for International and Public Affairs; former Senior Director for Human Rights and Human Freedoms, McCain Institute; and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State

Louise Shelley

Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) and Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair, George Mason University

Sarah Chayes

Senior Fellow, Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and author of Thieves of State: Why Global Corruption Threatens Security

Ambassador Richard D. Kauzlarich

Co-Director, Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP) and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Paul Massaro

Former Adjunct Fellow, Kleptocracy Initiative

Charles Davidson

Former Executive Director, Kleptocracy Initiative

Recent global events show that the post-Cold War flow of money and values was not a one-way affair. The West is witnessing an increasingly coordinated assault on its own democratic system. This destructive import of corrupt practices comes not only from post-Soviet kleptocratic regimes like Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia, but also from China and other countries around the world whose ruling elites now possess far-reaching financial and political interests in the West.

On October 11th, Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative held a discussion of Ilya Zaslavskiy’s report, How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West After opening remarks by Mr. Zaslavskiy and responses by Jeffrey Gedmin and David Kramer, two expert panels explored the development of corrupt norms and the true nature of contemporary kleptocratic regimes, as well as the methods they deploy to undermine Western democracy – and what can be done to fight back.

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