Study Group: Confronting Corruption in Defense of Human Rights


Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


T-520 Nye A, Taubman 5th Floor

Carr Center Senior Fellow Sherman Teichman and Co-Convener Professor Nikos Passas will convene the second semester of their study group, exploring the relationship between corruption and human rights.

Download the study group brochure here.

The objective of this study group is to deepen and expand our understanding of the links between corruption and human rights, to investigate methods exposing corrupt practices, and to enhance global anti-corruption efforts.

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Frederik Obermaier, is an investigative reporter for the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest broadsheet newspaper, and an 2017-18 Harvard Nieman Fellow.

He is one of the two reporters first contacted by the anonymous sources of the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers, the leaked documents that prompted two global investigation involving hundreds of journalists. That reporting earned a Pulitzer Prize. Obermaier is member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and is the author of several books including Panama Papers. He is studying how to probe the global implications of tax havens, with a focus on the role of banks, lawyers, wealth managers and consulting firms.