Former Fed Chair Paul Volcker to speak at Duke Law

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Oct. 12, 2006

Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, will take part in a lunchtime panel discussion at Duke Law School on Oct. 27, on the scandal involving the United Nations’ Oil-for-Food Program. Mr. Volcker headed the Independent Inquiry Committee investigating administration of and allegations of fraud and corruption in the Program, which allowed Iraq to sell oil specifically to finance the purchase of food, medicine, and other humanitarian goods to benefit Iraqi citizens. 

Mr. Volcker will be joined on the panel by Jeffrey Meyer, who served as senior counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee, and Mark Califano ’88, who served as Chief Legal Counsel to the Committee. Meyer and Califano are the authors of Good Intentions Corrupted: The Oil-for-Food Scandal and the Threat to the U.N.

The panel discussion, in room 3041, is free and open to the public and will begin at 12:15 p.m. The Law School is located at the corner of Towerview Road and Science Drive on Duke’s West Campus.

The event is sponsored by Duke’s Center for International and Comparative Law, which supports the Law School’s many programs, resources, and events relating to international and comparative law. For more on the Center, visit Duke’s Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy is co-sponsoring the panel.

Contact: Frances Presma
(919) 613-7248