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Saturday January 26 2019 at 7:30 PM

× From money laundering to campaign financing and political donations, British Columbia is clearly not immune to corruption. Corruption is a serious issue of global consequence, and one that regularly makes front page headlines.

How do political parties become corrupt? Do elections reduce corruption and are some systems of government better for reducing corruption? Is corruption in poor countries more common and does it decline as countries become richer? What are the political, economic and societal impacts of corruption?

Miriam Golden, a political scientist who has spent much of her career researching corruption, joins the Salt Spring Forum in discussion. Professor Golden teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. She has conducted field research on corruption and political malfeasance in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Professor Goldman is the co-author of Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know® (Oxford University Press, 2017), which provides a deeper understanding of why corruption is so damaging politically, economically, and socially.

Is corruption getting worse or is it simply more visible now? How do we reduce corruption? Can political corruption ever be completely eradicated? What lessons can Canadians learn from the experiences of other countries? Find out! Join Professor Miriam Golden in conversation.


ArtSpring Theatre
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8


This is a general seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.