Justice, judicial independence and the rule of law in a post-Trump world

Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 - 17:30
Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG

What does the present legal and political situation in America and elsewhere say about the future of the independence of the justice function and the rule of law around the world? Join Preet Bharara for a wide-ranging public conversation about justice, corruption, populism, the culture of institutions, and the law.

This event is free and open to all. To attend, please register here.

Biography of Preet Bharara

From 2009 through 2017, Preet Bharara was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, a position sometimes referred to as America’s most powerful law-enforcement office. During Mr. Bharara’s tenure, the office experienced one of the most productive periods in its history, winning convictions against major terrorists such as Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghayth, high-profile corporate wrongdoers such as former McKinsey head & Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta, and corrupt high-ranking public officials such as New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. In 2012, TIME magazine recognized Mr. Bharara’s leadership by featuring him on its cover and on its list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World".

The event will be live streamed and recorded on the Blavatnik School of Government YouTube channel.