It’s my pleasure and privilege to be a University Professor at Claremont Graduate University. CGU is one of the world’s only graduate-only universities. It awards master's and/or doctoral degrees in 31 disciplines, ranging from mathematics through the social sciences and humanities to professional programs in information systems, business, public policy, public health, evaluation, and education. My teaching includes economics courses ("Microeconomic Analysis," “Cost-Benefit Analysis," and “Growth and Development Policy"), a core course in public policy (“Policy Design and Implementation”), and three of CGU’s signature “transdisciplinary courses” that are open to students across the university (“Public-Private Partnerships,” “Working Across Cultures,” and “Corruption”). Not every course in every year, thank goodness.
From time to time, I also have the privilege of teaching in universities, governments, international organizations, businesses, and civil society organizations around the world. In 2017 I enjoyed a sabbatical at Oxford University and the National University of Singapore.
I also partner with leaders in government, business, and civil society. A favorite vehicle is what I call “convenings.” These workshops provide leaders with the best quantitative data, illuminating models, and concrete examples of success, not for them to copy but to combine with their local knowledge and inspire their creativity. As a result, the participants often devise new, practical solutions that neither they nor I could have come up with in advance.
This lecture illustrates the approach, especially from about minute 24: “Who’s Corrupt?”
This article shows how convening can be used by an international organization: “Engaging Corruption: New Ideas for the International Monetary Fund.”