The Fletcher School prepares the leaders of tomorrow to grapple with the myriad of challenges involved in working on the international arena. Corruption and by default anti-corruption efforts is one such issue. As such regardless of where one works – be it in the legal, security, business, development or humanitarian field – being cognizant of the causes and consequences of corruption is vital to their success.

Corruption in international development, humanitarian affairs, and peacebuilding is of particular relevance to the Institute for Human Security as addressing it demands an inter-disciplinary approach; one of the core principles of the work of the Institute. To advance the debate, in 2007, the Institute hosted a colloquium addressing the Nexus of Conflict, Corruption and Peace-building. This event brought together the leading scholars and practitioners from the corruption and peacebuilding field to identify a research agenda.

Further Fletcher faculty are involved in a number of research efforts related to corruption. In 2008, the results of research on corruption in humanitarian aid was published in collaboration with Transparency International, The Feinstein International Centre and the Overseas Development Institute.

Students in Fletcher’s various degree programs have the opportunity to pursue corruption research through a variety of courses, and the program encourages dialogue with other academic programs and professional initiatives.

Corruption E-List

Building on this foundation, Fletcher began offering an online e-list in summer 2009 aimed at scholars and professionals interested in anti-corruption, governance, and transparency. The list is open to anyone involved in this field, and it hopes to serve as a professional and intellectual resource for collaboration.

To join the list, go to the Tufts eList page and click on the “Subscribe” link on the left, following the direct ions on the screen. For more detailed instructions, please refer to the information on the eList page.