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.
The Lockheed Bribery Scandal that Prompted the FCPA
Dr. Frank Badua, Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Law at Lamar University College of Business, describes the misconduct from the 1950s through the 1970s by a group of companies that led to widespread support for passage of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
This episode originally aired February 05, 2020
Federico Masera with the University of New South Wales and the Resilient Democracy Lab in Sydney joins the podcast to discuss his recent research, together with Giorgio Gulino, "Contagious Dishonesty: Corruption Scandals and Supermarket Theft." Their intriguing research uncovers a trend toward substantially increased customer theft at supermarkets in the immediate aftermath of local corruption scandals involving prominent public officials.
This podcast was originally published on September 22, 2021.
Maria Ressa on Holding the Line
Nobel Peace Prize winning journalist Maria Ressa joins the podcast to talk about corruption, disinformation and how to stand up to a dictator.
We at TRACE are thankful for all of the investigative journalists that work to uncover financial crime, often at considerable personal risk.
This podcast was originally published on Febuary 22, 2023.
A Review of the Global Anti-Corruption News
For today’s podcast, we’re listening in on Pascale Dubois’ excellent and fast-paced review of the international anti-bribery landscape at the recent TRACE Forum in London. Pascale is a leading international executive advisor and independent expert who has been involved with anti-corruption efforts for two decades, including as the World Bank’s VP of the Integrity Vice Presidency.
Menendez Corruption Allegations – Round Two
Jessica Tillipman, Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law at George Washington Law School, joins the podcast to give a fantastic, detailed and fast-paced overview of the latest Menendez corruption allegations, interspersed with gold bars, bundles of cash and a Mercedes convertible. In the process, Jessica takes us back to the overturning of Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s corruption conviction and what we should expect in its wake.
The Death of Sergei Magnitsky: Bill Browder
As Russia’s war on Ukraine drags on, we revisit Russian corruption and its weaponization of financial crime in our 2017 interview with Bill Browder. He describes the brazen fraud and violence of Putin’s Russia, the death of Sergei Magnitsky, and the passage of the Magnitsky Act. You can also listen to our most recent interview with Bill, discussing his excellent book, "Freezing Order." (That episode was originally published in 2017.)
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thank you for having sarah chayes on. she is so knowledgeable about Afghanistan and she will tell you the truth, the way it really is and no bull. that is much appreciated from all the other bull we have to weed through.
A broad range of really interesting and timely topics.
This is my go to podcast for financial crime.
Timely rich great narrators