Kenya's most prominent anti-corruption activist and CEO of Inuka Kenya Trust, John Githongo, joined the MacMillan Center on February 11 for the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture in a talk entitled “Corruption, Security, and Development: Volatile Nexus.”
Githongo has dedicated his career to investigating bribery and corruption in his home country. Prior to founding Inuka Kenya Trust, a grassroots advocacy group, Githongo worked both as a journalist and in an official government capacity exposing and fighting domestic corruption.
On April 10, the Honorable Dr. Henry Kissinger joined the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy for the fourth annual conference on “World Order 2025: Conflicting Visions of the International State System.” In a talk moderated by Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, Dr. Kissinger addressed the packed Levinson Auditorium audience on his vision of America’s role in a changing world order.
The Program on Governance and Local Development convened its second annual conference on April 9-10, 2015, at Yale University, entitled, “Service Provision in a Changing Arab World.” The Program was founded in 2013 with generous support from the Moulay Hicham Foundation and Yale University. It aims to promote innovative research on governance and development, focused on the Middle East. It brings together a diverse group of scholars, practitioners and development specialists to address challenges facing communities in the region.
Looking back on the spring semester, I am impressed by the level of activity sustained by the MacMillan Center and each of our councils and programs. Kenya's most prominent anti-corruption activist and CEO of Inuka Kenya Trust, John Githongo, joined us on February 11 to give our flagship Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture. In his talk, entitled “Corruption, Security, and Development: Volatile Nexus,” Githongo tackled corruption, from overseas tax havens to big banks in the United States and their lack of accountability–those that are “too big to fail and too big to jail.” He questioned the current status quo regarding the ethics of foreign aid and warned of the corrupting effects of campaign finance and lobbying in politics.