Salt Spring Forum Presents Professor Miriam Golden — Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm

Corruption is a serious issue of global consequence, and one that regularly makes front page headlines. From money laundering to campaign financing and political donations, British Columbia too is not immune to corruption.
How do political parties become corrupt? Do elections reduce corruption and are some systems of government better for reducing corruption? Is corruption in poor countries more common and does it decline as countries become richer? What are the impacts of corruption?
Miriam Golden, a political scientist who has spent much of her career researching corruption, joins the Salt Spring Forum in discussion.
Professor Golden teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. She has conducted field research on corruption and political malfeasance in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Professor Goldman is the co-author of Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know® (Oxford University Press, 2017), which provides a deeper understanding of why corruption is so damaging politically, economically, and socially.
Is corruption getting worse or is it simply more visible now? How do we reduce corruption? Can political corruption ever be completely eradicated? What lessons can Canadians learn from the experiences of other countries? Find out!
Tickets are available at ArtSpring – 250-537-2102 and – & Salt Spring Books. $20 – General; $15 – 2019 Forum Members. Students and low-income residents email
*This event is sponsored by Country Grocer SSI.

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Event Cost: 
$15 - 2019 Forum Members; $20 - General Public