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Dec. 14: Washington DC Hudson Institute Kleptocracy Initiative

I’m on the Kleptocracy Initiative Advisory Board and will participate in an important event as part of a series called “China’s Crony Capitalism: Kleptocracy with Chinese Characteristics” The event will be December 14 from 12 to 2 pm at the Stern Policy Center, Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 400, Washington DC. China’s anti-corruption… Read More

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Jan. 12: Keynote Outlook Lunch Toronto

The annual Outlook Lunch is a must-attend event for Toronto’s business community and is co-sponsored by The National Post as well as the Canadian Club. It features six speakers who will make fearless forecasts from their viewpoint and area of specialization: Economic outlook; political outlook; business outlook; geopolitical outlook and a lively question and answer… Read More

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Dec. 2 Kyiv Ukraine: Keynote at Tiger Conference

The work toward rebuilding Ukraine and forging a fair and decent social contract continues given the country’s systemic problems such as corruption and lack of human rights or economic freedoms. The Kyiv Post every year hosts a conference that features high profile Ukrainian and global experts to discuss the country’s challenges and provide solutions. For… Read More

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Stolen Future: Atlantic Council/Newsweek Major Issue Paper by Diane Francis on Russia-Ukrainian Corruption

Atlantic Council published May 10, 2016 Diane Francis’ new issue brief, “Stolen Future,” exposes the depth and breadth of the economic devastation a corruption fueled oligarchy has wrought in Ukraine. In the wake of the Euromaidan Revolution, Ukraine has the opportunity to break the cycle of wealth appropriation which has plagued both Russia and Ukraine… Read More

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Singularity University Mentoring Global Grand Challenge in Mountain View California

Singularity’s Global Grand Challenge is a program that trains and supports 100 persons from around the world to learn about emerging technologies and apply them to devising a project or service that can positively benefit 1 billion people. Among teams that have graduated onto commercialization include Blue Oak (landfill mining of rare earths and metals),… Read More

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