Can the West stem globalization of kleptocracy?


Democratic movements throughout Eurasia continue to suffer from the persistent legacy of entrenched corruption. Today’s oligarchs and authoritarian leaders are increasingly adopting a kleptocratic business model to consolidate their power and undermine democratic institutions around the world, making the fight against corruption increasingly crucial to the struggle for democracy, notes Freedom House.

“Kleptocracy: How Can the West Stem the Globalization of Authoritarian Corruption?”


  • Nino Evgenidze, executive director, Georgian Economic Policy Research Center;
  • Daria Kaleniuk, executive director of the Ukrainian Anti-corruption Action Center;
  • Alexander Cooley, Columbia University;
  • Charles Davidson, The American Interest;
  • Nate Schenkkan, director for special research, Freedom House.

January 15, 2019. 10:30 a.m. Venue: Freedom House, 1850 M Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. RSVP

“Domestic and International Impacts of Kleptocracy.”


  • Edward Lemon, Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security;
  • Casey Michel, ThinkProgress;
  • Jodi Vittori, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

January 17, 2019 3 p.m. Venue: Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C.



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