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The self-destructive potential of industrial society is the essential problem of our time
Dr Dan Plesch (Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy and Reader)
Stopping the world blowing up and overheating is the coolest game in town, and you don't need red underpants. Hear about new research into strategies for global gun control, a green new deal for the world, and locking up war criminals. Dan leads the world's largest higher education centre for diplomatic training and has thirty years experience in global advocacy. His diplomatic skills were honed as 'head doorman' at the Glastonbury Festival back in the last century. His books include the Beauty Queen's Guide to World Peace, and Human Rights After Hitler.
Why don't the billions spent on anti-corruption work?
Dr Pallavi Roy (Lecturer in International Economics)
The aims of most anti-corruption policies are high, sometimes unfairly so for most developing countries, making demands that even developed countries are now finding difficulty in adhering to--impartial rule of law. What most developing countries have is selective rule by law. This session tries to unpack the structural reasons for this and what successful anti-corruption might look like. Pallavi is currently a research director and jointly in charge of the Anti-Corruption Evidence programme.