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George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School welcomes you to a dialogue on the "Fight Against Corruption in Latin America”

Featuring:
Dr. Rodrigo Janot, Attorney General of Brazil & Magdalena Zold, Sr. Investigator or Regional Team Leader for Latin America and the Caribbean World Bank Vice-Presidency for Institutional Integrity

WEDNESDAY July 19 – Hazel Hall Atrium (Ground Floor) 5:30pm- 6:30pm: arrival & welcoming reception for Mr. Janot and guests 6:30pm- 7:30pm: dialogue between Mr. Janot and World Bank guest speaker Magdalena Zold

Location:

George Mason University Arlington Campus, Hazel Hall
3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA (near VA Square Metro Station)

This event is free of charge. Space is limited, so RSVP is required.

To RSVP, please email your full name, title and organization affiliation to: avito@gmu.edu before Monday July 17 to guarantee your spot.

You will receive a confirmation email with directions and parking information. If the event is full, your name will be placed in a waitlist.

Biographies:

Dr. Rodrigo Janot Monteiro de Barros
Attorney General of Brazil

First Term of Office: September 17th 2013 to September 17th 2015.
Currently serving his second term in office until September 17th 2017.

Dr. Rodrigo Janot Graduated from the Federal University of Minas Gerais Law School (1979). Dr. Janot is a specialist in Commercial Law, and completed a Masters Degree in Law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1986) and a specialization in the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento S. Anna in Pisa/Italy, where he studied environment and consumer law from 1987 to 1989.

Dr. Janot started his career as a Federal Prosecutor in 1984 and was Deputy Prosecutor-Chief of the Federal District Prosecutor's Office from 1984 to 1987. Promoted to Regional Prosecutor in May 1993 and to Senior Federal Prosecutor in October 2003, acting before Brazil's Supreme Court. He served as Coordinator of Environment and Consumer Law in the Prosecutor General's Office from 1991 to March 1994; Secretary General of the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office – July 2003 to July 2005; Coordinator General of the Center for Research and Institutional Safety of the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office CPSI/MPF; Director General of the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office's Superior School; and Member of the 7th, 3rd and 5th Coordination and Revision Chambers.

He was also a Professor of Civil Procedural Law at the University of the Federal District (UDF) until 1995 and Secretary of Economic Law of the Ministry of Justice from April to December 1994.

Dr. Janot was elected President of the National Association of the Federal Prosecutors – ANPR (May 1995 to May 1997) and he was, for three times, Counselor of the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office's Superior Council. As the Brazilian Attorney General, he was elected President of the Iberoamerican Association of Prosecutors, from 2013 to 2014.

In 2015, Attorney General Rodrigo Janot was included in the "challengers" category of the "100 Global Thinkers" list released annually by the US magazine Foreign Policy.

US magazine Foreign Policy.

Magdalena Zold
Sr. Investigator, or Regional Team Leader for Latin America and the Caribbean
World Bank Vice-Presidency for Institutional Integrity

Magdalena Zold is an attorney trained in Argentina. She graduated with an LLM at Columbia University, New York. She worked as an Investigator at the Argentine Anticorruption Office and has also practiced criminal law in Argentina. She has worked for the World Bank for approximately 10 years. She currently works at the World Bank's Integrity Vice-Presidency, leading the investigative team assigned to conduct administrative investigations of allegations of fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region.