University of Pittsburgh

Discussions on Governance: A Quixotic Pursuit of Zero Tolerance For Corruption

September 24, 2013 - 12:00pm2:00pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room 107
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 noon, Room 107: Discussions on Governance: A Quixotic Pursuit of Zero Tolerance For Corruption:  Must we choose between fighting poverty or corruption?

Mr. Stephen Zimmerman, Director of Operations for the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency, will discuss the challenges faced by the World Bank fighting corruption while pursuing an aggressive development agenda including a recent investigation of corruption that led to the Bank’s withdrawal from financing the construction of the Padma bridge in Bangladesh and the innovative tools employed to try to strike a balance between the need for integrity and pursuing a transformational development project beset by allegations of corruption. The event will take place on September 24, 2013 at 12:00pm in room 107 which is located at the law school. This event is sponsored by The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and is co-sponsored by University Honors College, Center for International Legal Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Global Studies Center, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, and University Center for International Studies. You can register for this event at

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