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Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Joins Us to Discuss The Story Behind the Headlines

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development, and Nonresident Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution

In Conversation With

Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development

Homi Kharas, Interim Vice President and Director of the Global Economy and Development program, Brookings Institution

Corruption can siphon desperately needed resources away from development, but as some anti-corruption advocates have found, taking on vested interests can come at a great personal risk to their livelihoods—or even their lives. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s new book, Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines, draws on her years as Nigeria’s Finance Minister to provide practical lessons on the difficult, sometimes-dangerous, always-necessary work of fighting graft and corruption.

Join the Center for Global Development and the Brookings Institution for the launch of Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines. Masood Ahmed and Homi Kharas will join Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to discuss her new book and what it means for the fight against corruption.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will sign books after the event.


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Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow

Friday, April 20
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

A light breakfast will be provided.

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