Alexandra Wrage, president of TRACE, interviews luminaries in the field of financial crime, including bribery, fraud, money-laundering, insider trading and sanctions. Each week, Alexandra and her guests will discuss who commits “white collar crime”, how it works and what is being done to stop it.
Julia Yansura, Program Manager with Global Financial Integrity, joins the podcast to discuss the role that gold plays in illicit financial flows worldwide, exacerbating problems from money laundering to sanctions violations.
Protecting the Pangolin
For World Pangolin Day on Saturday, we’re reposting our podcast about the beleaguered pangolin. Professor Katharine Abernethy discusses the dramatic and illegal overhunting and subsequent smuggling of pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world, to supply the Asian market with their scales believed—without evidence—to cure cancer.
We Have a Chocolate Problem
Etelle Higonnet with the National Wildlife Federation takes us through the complex and intersecting problems raised by the cocoa industry: environmental degradation, child labor and extreme financial disparities that prevent most cocoa farmers from ever tasting the chocolate they grow.
On today’s podcast, Tom Burgis discusses his latest book: “Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World.” Tom joins me for a webinar hosted by Tom Keating of RUSI, in London.
A Pardon for Duke Cunningham as Former President Trump Leaves Office
We’re reposting the conversation with Marcus Stern, who broke the story about the bribery scheme that landed Congressman Randall “Duke” Cunningham in jail for seven years. Cunningham also pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion.
Thirty Years of Anti-Corruption Efforts
Michael Johnston joins the podcast to discuss his new book, with co-author Scott Fritzen: The Conundrum of Corruption. Michael is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Colgate University and has written extensively on the underlying causes of corruption and how best to tackle it. In this podcast, he urges a new approach to the problem.