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Making a Killing | Ep. 11:  Kleptocrats and the Art of Reputation Laundering

Making a Killing | Ep. 11: Kleptocrats and the Art of Reputation Laundering

Casey Michel & Nate Sibley

Co-host Casey Michel interviews John Heathershaw, associate professor of international relations at the University of Exeter, about the widespread use of “reputation laundering” by kleptocrats. Just as dirty money must be laundered and cleaned, kleptocrats are working to launder their dirty reputations, often by giving large sums of money to U.S. and U.K. universities.

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Making a Killing explores how corruption is reshaping global politics, and fueling some of the most deadly security threats facing the world today – from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, to terrorist networks, nuclear proliferation, drug trafficking and other organized crime.

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