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GFI’s Heather Lowe to Speak on U.S. State Department Panel about Curbing Corruption

Clark Gascoigne, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

Live Webcast Event to Feature Asst. U.S. Secretary of State Tom Malinowski, Representatives from the World Bank, Transparency International USA, Global Integrity, and GFI

“State Of Rights” Panel to Be Live-Streamed on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10am EDT (3pm BST / London)

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity’s Heather Lowe is slated to appear on a U.S. State Department panel Wednesday morning, September 3, 2014 discussing the links between governance and human rights and addressing ways to curb corruption.

Titled, “Government for the People: Combating Corruption,” Wednesday’s panel is the first in a series of conversations that the State Department will be sponsoring under the “State of Rights” theme.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people from all over the world to weigh in on anti-corruption, whether as a global concern or regarding specific U.S. policies,” said Ms. Lowe, who serves as GFI’s legal counsel and director of government affairs, “Governance, corruption, and human rights are clearly linked issues, but I’ll be asking whether we may be thinking too narrowly about these concepts.”

The discussion—which will be live-streamed on the website from the OpenGov Hub in Washington—will be moderated by Nathaniel Heller, the executive director of Global Integrity.  The full panel will consist of:

The conversation will be broadcast live online on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10am EDT (3pm BST / London).  Each panelist will talk about their work in the area of anti-corruption for 3-5 minutes, after which, the discussion will open for dialogue, and questions will be accepted from online participants via Twitter.  Journalists, activists, academics, business people, policymakers and others are encouraged to submit their questions on Twitter using the #StateOfRights hashtag.

For more information on the event, and to view the live-streamed discussion visit


Notes to Editors:

  • To schedule an interview with Ms. Lowe, please contact Clark Gascoigne at +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222 (office) / +1 202 815 4029 (mobile) / [email protected]
  • Click here to read an HTML version of this media advisory on our website.
  • Click here for more information on the event and to watch the live-stream discussion on the website. Click here for more information from the U.S. State Department on the “State of Rights” panel series.
  • Click here to read the press release from the U.S. State Department on the launch of the State of Rights series.
  • Click here to follow the discussion on Twitter using the #StateOfRights hashtag.

Journalist Contacts:

Clark Gascoigne
Global Financial Integrity
[email protected]
+1 202 293 0740 x222 (Office)
+1 202-815-4029 (Mobile)


Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is a Washington, DC-based research and advocacy organization, which promotes transparency in the international financial system as a means to global development.

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