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Corruption: what it is, why it happens, and how to fight it

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February 21 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm EST

Location: BURNETT 109 


In this session, Student Government Association Vice President Jacob Davis and Dr. Ryan will guide a conversation about corruption and ethical leadership on campus. First, Jacob will present his research on how levels of democracy, public awareness, and transparency might affect levels of corruption in countries across the world The goal of this project is to inform people on some of the best ways to combat corruption in governments, varying from democratic to authoritative. He will share data gathered from studies across the globe (most notably the World Values Survey, the Corruption Perception Index, and the Democracy Perception Index)Next, Jacob and Dr. Ryan will lead a discussion of how to fight corruption and foster more ethical leadership, especially with student leadership here on W&J’s campus.  


This session Corruption: what it is, why it happens, and how to fight it is offered as one of six concurrent breakout sessions.

Learn more about the other five sessions:
Sustainability Hackathon
Artificial Intelligence and Misinformation
How inclusive are we? W&J and the Campus Pride Index
Filmmaking in Consciousness Raising
Service Experience (2 hours) with student life

See the full Symposium on Democracy Agenda


February 21
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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Jacob Davis


Dr. Mary Ryan

Dr. Mary Ryan (Assistant Professor and Chair of Public Service and Community Studies) teaches classes on inequality, American...