The Extractive Industries and the New Great Game
The speaker will explore how the risk of doing business in unstable countries has become harder to measure, and the ways in which governments and competitors operate is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Under the international dialogue of transparency and anti-corruption, everyone is a willing player at the rhetorical level, but in many cases, the measures taken mask a new type of corruption and genre of political risk. Robert Amsterdam will share some examples from cases he has worked on in Russia, West Africa, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, while contrasting this with successful examples of the mutual existence of human rights and business rights.
This event is strictly by invitation only.
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.