New Direction in Anti-Kleptocracy Forum
Harriman Institute at Columbia University
New York, NY
On Tuesday April 2, FACT’s Executive Director joined a panel discussion hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. The panel discussed the expansion of anti-corruption enforcement in the U.S., as well as the challenges of researching oligarchs and recent developments in anti-corruption work.
In the first video, Berit Berger of CAPI, Thomas Firestone of Baker & McKenzie, and Gary Kalman of FACT Coalition participated in a conversation about kleptocracy and illicit behavior conducted through the use of anonymous companies. Kalman discussed the ways in which the heightened disclosure of beneficial ownership could combat money-laundering schemes in the U.S. The second video features Daria Kalenuik, Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center in Ukraine, George “Ren” McEachern, Managing Director at Exiger’s Silver Spring office, Thomas Mayne, freelance researcher, and Casey Michel, investigative reporter with ThinkProgress.