Interview: Frank Vogl

Frank Vogl, author of "Waging War on Corruption: Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power". Credit: Vogl Communications

Frank Vogl, author of “Waging War on Corruption: Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power”. Credit: Vogl Communications

Corruption is a global phenomenon which has been identified by major nongovernmental organizations and international institutions as a critical threat to political and economic stability, peace, security, and human rights around the world.

In his critically-acclaimed book Waging War on Corruption: Inside the Movement Fighting the book_cover_smallAbuse of Power, author Frank Vogl sheds light on the extent of corruption and explores what private citizens and governments are doing to turn the tide against this destructive trend.

Frank experienced his first real brush with corruption in 1974 during the Watergate scandal, the same year that he arrived in Washington D.C. to work as the U.S. Economics Correspondent for the Times of London. Later, as the Director of Information and Public Affairs at the World Bank from 1981-1990, he realized that civic engagement and activism was the real answer to combating corruption.

In 1993, Frank and a group of colleagues founded Transparency International (TI), a global civil society organization that has since become a household name for its leadership in the fight against corruption, with branches in more than 100 countries around the world. Today, Frank is the Vice Chairman of the Partnership for Transparency Fund (of which he is also a co-founder), and he is the President of Vogl Communications.

Otto Faludi (6 Posts)

Otto Faludi is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Freedom Observatory. He earned an Honours B.A. in Political Science and a Master of Public and International Affairs from York University’s Glendon College in Toronto where his research focused on business ethics, foreign policy, international law, and public affairs. Since 2012, Otto has been a key participant of the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN), an academic centre at York University. In 2014, he completed an internship with the Political and Public Affairs Section at the Embassy of Canada in Budapest and was nominated to represent Canada at the Young Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia. Otto also served as the Vice President of the Foreign Affairs Council of Glendon from 2010-2015, a role in which he recruited and coached three award-winning teams of students at the International Model NATO simulation in Washington D.C. Otto is an accredited Canadian journalist and he attended the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales. He is fluent in English and Hungarian, proficient in French, and has a working knowledge of German and Spanish.


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