Past Event

How to Prosecute a Corrupt President and Live to Talk About It: A Conversation with José Ugaz

September 21, 2015
12:00 PM
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IAB Room 802

A conversation with José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International, in collaboration with the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University.

Registration is not required for this event.

José Carlos Ugaz is a professor of law at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and chair of Transparency International. He became President of PROETICA, Transparency InternationaI’s national chapter in Peru, in 2002, then an Individual Member of Transparency International in 2008. Ugaz was elected to the TI Board in 2011, and elected chair in 2014. A lawyer by training, Professor Ugaz served as Ad- Hoc State Attorney of Peru in several corruption cases. During the Fujimori-Montesinos affair (2000-2002), his office opened more than 200 cases against 1,500 members of the Fujimori network. Under his mandate, US$205 million in assets were frozen abroad and US$75 million were recovered. Professor Ugaz was a member of the UN Peace Keeping Mission and the UN Election Observers Mission for El Salvador, and from 2004-2006 served at the World Bank’s Institutional Integrity Office, the World Bank’s anti- corruption unit. Professor Ugaz studied Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.