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Second Annual Richard H. Sabot Lecture

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaThe second annual Richard H. Sabot Memorial Lecture was held on Wednesday, June 20th, with an insightful talk from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former finance minister and minister of foreign affairs of Nigeria and distinguished visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, entitled, "Corruption: Myths and Realities in a Developing Country Context."

Richard H. "Dick" Sabot was an economist, scholar, farmer and Internet pioneer. A founding member of the Center for Global Development Board, Dick epitomized two attributes that CGD strive for every day--hard-headedness and soft-heartedness.

Oliver Sabot

Dick Sabot's son, Oliver Sabot, and Ed Scott, chairman of the CGD board, delivered introductory remarks. CGD president Nancy Birdsall chaired the discussion and moderated the audience Q&A session.

 *Event video clips:

  • Introductory remarks by Ed Scott  (stream)/(download [15 MB])
  • Opening remarks by Oliver Sabot  (stream)/(download [16 MB])
  • Introduction of keynote speaker by Nancy Birdsall  (stream)/ (download [12 MB])
  • Keynote lecture by: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  (stream)/ (download [141 MB])

*(The video streams in Quicktime. If you do not have Quicktime player on your computer download it for free, if you have trouble watching the streaming video, please use the download links