Democracy That Delivers #150: James Reston and the Intersection Between LGBTI+ Laws and Anti-Corruption Initiatives

04.02.2019 | Gibson Haynes, Ken Jaques |


Left: James Reston. Right: Gibson Haynes

This week on Democracy That Delivers, host Ken Jaques is joined by CIPE’s Gibson Haynes, and James Reston, a Washington, DC-based researcher, whose work focuses on human rights, corruption, internet freedom, and security. They define some of the risks that the LGBTI+ community face, as well as the intersection between discrimination and corruption. Some topics of discussion include: how inclusive workplaces have higher rates of employee engagement, how criminalization or low levels of protection lead to economic losses and less foreign direct investment, and some solutions for international corporations as well as local businesses moving forward.

Read James’ blog contribution “LGBTI+ Rights and Corruption: What’s the Connection?”


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