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November 29, 2018

The Effect of Corruption in Central America

Crowd of protesters in Guatemala

According to Transparency International’s Corruption Index, 62 percent of people in Central American countries believe corruption is on the rise. Ambassador Todd Robinson (SFS'85) will lead a discussion on the drivers behind this perception, as well as the economic and societal costs of corruption in Central America. Prior to his current post as senior advisor for Central America in the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Robinson was charge d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Caracas, Venezuela until May 22, 2018, when he was expelled by President Nicolás Maduro. 

This event is sponsored by CLAS and the Latin America Leadership Program.

Ambassador Todd Robinson (SFS'85) is the current senior advisor for Central America in the U.S. State Department Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in Washington, D.C., having previously served as U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala.

Lunch will be provided. Email the event organizer at to notify us of any accessibility requests and/or dietary restrictions. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill all requests.