Book Discussion on Good Intentions Corrupted
A panel discussion was held on the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Programme which allowed Iraq to sell oil specifically to finance the… read more
A panel discussion was held on the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Programme which allowed Iraq to sell oil specifically to finance the purchase of food, medicine, and other humanitarian goods to benefit Iraqi citizens. Mr. Volcker headed the Independent Inquiry Committee that investigated allegations of fraud and corruption in the program.
Jeffrey Meyer and Mark Califano are the authors of Good Intentions Corrupted: The Oil-for-Food Scandal and the Threat to the U.N., published by PublicAffairs. Mr. Volcker wrote the introduction. In the book, based on the committee’s findings, the authors described the nature of the corruption, what the U.N. Security Council knew about the abuses, the involvement of Kofi Annan’s son, and Saddam Hussein’s profiteering. After their presentations the participants responded to audience members' questions.
The event was sponsored by Duke’s new Center for International and Comparative Law, and co-sponsored by Duke’s Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Bradley, Curtis Director Duke University->Center for International and Comparative Law
- Califano, Mark G. Chief Legal Counsel (Former) Independent Inquiry Committee into U.N. Oil-for-Food Programme
- Meyer, Jeffrey A. Senior Counsel (Former) Independent Inquiry Committee into U.N. Oil-for-Food Programme
- Volcker, Paul A. Chair Independent Inquiry Committee into U.N. Oil-for-Food Programme
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