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Foreign Policy and IFES Virtual Dialogue: Corruption and Democratic Decay

On 24 March, Foreign Policy in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will hold a virtual dialogue on how corruption is destabilising democracies and what countries can do to stop it. Despite international attention and commitments to protecting democracy and countering corruption, little has been accomplished in tracking and understanding the impact of illicit financial flows. The event will address the question of how the United States and its global allies can compel actionable change, and how stakeholders can collaboratively and effectively combat corruption at home and abroad.

Speakers will include changemakers and experts on trends in political corruption and authoritarianism, key takeaways from the Summit for Democracy and how to strengthen and employ an effective anti-corruption strategy to safeguard democracies around the world.

Featured speakers:

  • Anthony Banbury, President and Chief Executive Officer, IFES
  • Katherine Ellena, Director, Center for Anti-Corruption and Democratic Trust, IFES
  • Michael Johnston, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, Colgate University
  • Miranda Patrucic, Deputy Editor in Chief, Regional and Central Asia, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project


  • Ravi Agrawal, Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
Event date
24 March 2022
Organising parties
International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Foreign Policy