RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP ON TRANSPARENCY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE
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Understand why transparency matters and how governments, businesses and individuals can reduce and eliminate corrupt practices.
Ken O. Opalo
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT THE EDMUND A. WALSH SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, DC
Ken Opalo is an Assistant Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. His research interests include the political economy of development, legislative development, and electoral politics in emerging democracies. Ken’s current book project examines the evolution of legislatures in emerging democracies, with a focus on explaining the observed variation in the institutionalization and strength of African legislatures. Opalo received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University (2015) and a B.A. from Yale University (2009).
ASSISTANT DEAN FOR FIELD PLACEMENT AND PROFESSORIAL LECTURER IN LAW AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, WASHINGTON DC
Jessica Tillipman is the Assistant Dean for Field Placement and a Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School. Dean Tillipman manages the law school’s externship program, including the supervision of nearly 700 students per year. She also teaches a Government Contracts Anti-Corruption & Compliance Seminar that focuses on anti-corruption, ethics, and compliance issues in government procurement. Prior to joining GW, she was an associate in Jenner & Block’s Washington, DC office, where she was member of the firm’s Government Contracts and White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling practice groups. Dean Tillipman joined Jenner & Block after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence S. Margolis of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Dean Tillipman is a Senior Editor of the “The FCPA Blog”—a leading Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resource on the internet. She has also published numerous articles on anti-corruption, white collar crime and government contracts topics, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, domestic corruption, compliance, suspension and debarment, and government ethics. Her legal commentary has been featured in numerous international media outlets, including CNN, ESPN, The Washington Post, Slate, Buzzfeed, and the Associated French Press. Dean Tillipman is a member of the bars of the United States Court of Federal Claims, the state of Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She graduated cum laude from Miami University (Oxford, OH) in 2000 and obtained her JD, with honors, from the George Washington University Law School in 2003.
DIRECTOR OF THE US AND INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION LAW CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW, WASHINGTON DC
Nancy Boswell is Director of the US and International Anti-Corruption Law Certificate Program at American University Washington College of Law (WCL) in Washington DC. The Program provides peer-to-peer learning and networking for public, private and non-profit professionals from around the world. Topics include the US anti-corruption and integrity legal framework, foreign bribery laws and compliance, procurement corruption risk mitigation, anti-corruption conventions and stolen asset recovery. Ms. Boswell is a member of the OECD Secretary General’s High Level Advisory Group on Integrity and Anti-Corruption and is a mentor to State Department IJET Program Fellows. She serves on the USAID Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Democracy, Human Rights and Governance and on the Board of Directors of the Ethics Resource Center and the Collaboration on Government Secrecy. She is also an active member of the ABA Section on International Law Anti-Corruption Committee and the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee. She was named among Ethisphere’s “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.” Ms. Boswell was President and CEO of Transparency International USA and a member of the TI Board of Directors. She practiced international and trade law at Steptoe & Johnson and managed international financial matters at Citibank. She received her law degree, summa cum laude, from WCL and is the recipient of the WCL International Trade and Investment Law Society 2012 Distinguished Alumni award.