Study Group: Confronting Corruption in Defense of Human Rights


Friday, March 9, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


T-520 Nye A, Taubman 5th Floor, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA

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.

The Interface Between Extractive Industries, Corruption, and Human Rights

Keith Slack is the Director of Extractive Industries Global Program of Oxfam America. He worked previously for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights in DC and Catholic Relief Services in Peru. He has published articles in Ethics and International Affairs, Human Rights Quarterly and the Los Angeles Times. His work with Oxfam focuses on the “resource curse” and the lack of financial transparency in oil and mining industries.