In this newsletter, we report on the success of our first event and the continued great work of our presentations and outreach team. We also share with you an opportunity secure a seat at TI-UK’s annual lecture in December as well as some significant news stories over the past few weeks.
1. Presentations and Outreach | University of Law | Summary
On 30 April, Ana Joli (ABC Officer at a US Bank) and Angharad Marshall (paralegal, soon to be commencing her pupillage) gave a presentation on “Corruption in the Modern World” to undergraduates, LPC and BPTC students at the University of Law. This was the second presentation from the TIPS ‘Presentation and Outreach’ group following the UCL event in March.
The presentation was well received, and it was great to have two people presenting who had experiences at different levels and in different industries. The audience was particularly interested in the interpretation of corruption in the UK, corruption in London and its effects on house prices as well as TI’s thoughts on corruption post-Brexit.
After the presentation, most attendees were keen to come forward to ask some challenging questions and how they could get involved. This is very encouraging for the initiative!
Watch this space for the next presentation.
2. TIPS Network Event | Oliver Bullough | Summary
On 29 March, journalist Oliver Bullough gave an insightful and engaging talk. He spoke of corruption as a transnational issue, expressed concerns over the complicity of Western financial systems in kleptocratic regimes, and highlighted the human cost of corruption.
Oliver drew the connection between a US reality TV show (“Say yes to the dress”, for those in the know!) and corruption in Angola and between corruption in the Ukrainian healthcare sector and a potential dormant tuberculosis epidemic. He also offered some insights into the challenges journalists face when investigating alleged corruption individuals.
The discussion was lively, with lots of participation from TIPS members. Overall, a great learning experience and engaging discussion for all involved.
Read one of Oliver’s recent opinion pieces suggesting that the UK is at the centre of global corruption here.
3. Run for TI-UK | 30 September 2018 (express interest by 1 June 2018)
Join 10,000 runners on one of the most picturesque half marathon routes in the UK, as you run through the land of Robin Hood. TI-UK have 5 sponsored running spaces for this half marathon and will provide welcome packs for those who run with a couple of small perks (including a reserved seat at TI-UK’s Annual Lecture in December and an official TI-UK running shirt).
Event: Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon, Nottingham (13.1miles)
Date: Sunday 30th September 2018 (am)
Highlights: Trent River, Nottingham Castle.
How to register your interest: Interested in running and fundraising for TI-UK? Contact
Joe Moore for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 1 June 2018.
4. Other items that may be of interest
Public registers to be introduced in UK Overseas Territories: in case you have not seen this, the UK Government has announced its decision to bring in public registers to UK Overseas Territories by December 2020. These public registers will reveal the individuals behind companies formed in these jurisdictions and represent a significant step forward in the fight against corruption! Read more here.
Bribe, Swindle or Steal – From Russia with Cash: if you like podcasts, this is a great one for your commute. Roman Borisovich of ClampK shares his story of five real estate agents (no less) failing to report his fictional Russian character for trying to purchase London property with dirty money. Listen here.
The World Bank Group has a role opening for an Integrity Compliance Specialist based in Washington DC. See more here.