March 31, 2009
4:00 pm

A Discussion with Professor Lowell Bergman and Nuhu Ribadu

Presented by the Investigative Reporting Program and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Human Rights Center and the Center for Latin American Studies. In collaboration with The Miller Institute, Boalt Law School and the Center for African Studies.

When: Tuesday, March 31, 4:00pm
Where: North Gate Hall, Library

In his first public appearance in the United States since fleeing Nigeria, embattled prosecutor Nuhu Ribadu will sit down with Professor Lowell Bergman for a discussion on international bribery. Ribadu earned international renown as a prosecutor who was willing to take on powerful politicians and companies including a number from the United States. Most notable among these is Halliburton.

Recommended Readings:

* “Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta

* “Corruption Hunters” PBS FRONTLINE/World, Coming March 31, 2009

* “U.S. Targets Overseas Bribery; KBR Exec’s Plea Widens Probe,” by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica September 9, 2008. Marlena Telvick and Oriana Zill de Granados reported from Houston.  Additional reporting by Lowell Bergman and Jake Bernstein.

* “Nuhu Ribadu, Fighting Corruption in Nigeria,” NPR’s Morning Edition, April 4, 2007.

* “Invisible hands: The secret world of the oil fixer,” by Ken Silverstein (Harpers, March 2009)

About Nuhu Ribadu:
Nuhu Ribadu’s fight against corruption made him a national icon in Nigeria. After Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him chairman of Nigeria’s newly created Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in 2003, Ribadu led an unprecedented fight against corruption. More than once, prominent newspapers and magazines in Nigeria have voted Ribadu “Man of the Year” in recognition of his achievements as a committed crusader against corruption. In December, Human Rights Watch reported that Ribadu had survived an apparent assassination attempt. He has since taken up residence in England, where he is participating in a fellowship program at Oxford University.

Thanks to April Orctt for forwarding his link.


1 Comment so far

  1. Richard_Tonkin on March 30, 2009 6:33 am

    Does anyone have access to a transcript of this event. I’m sure there’d be many others besides myself interested in reading

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