Discussion on political and economic corruption with author and previous Grawemeyer Award recipient Michael Johnston

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a discussion by author Michael Johnston. The discussion, “Insights into Corruption,” will take place on Friday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. – noon at the school’s Chao Auditorium in the Ekstrom Library. More details about the event, which is free and open to the public, can be found here.

Michael Johnston is a Professor Emeritus at Colgate University and is one of the world’s leading authorities on corruption. He won the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his 2005 book “Syndromes of Corruption: Wealth, Power and Democracy.” His latest book, “Contention, Corruption, and Reform: The Power of Deep Democratization” further develops his insights on corruption, with special attention to democracies like the United States and France, Arab Spring countries Egypt and Tunisia, and the Philippines and Argentina.

The public is invited to take part in all of the Grawemeyer Awards 30th Anniversary Celebration events, which continue into mid-November and include conversations with, and presentations by, former Grawemeyer Award winners in education, religion, psychology, music and political science. The events address diverse topics, including “Mysteries of Human Memory” and “Why Civil Resistance Works.”