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INAF U6924 The Panama Papers. 3 Points.

Category: IMAC

Over a year ago, an anonymous source leaked some 11.5 million confidential documents from a law firm in Panama, revealing how wealthy individuals, political leaders and corporations use tax havens to hide assets from public scrutiny. The now called "Panama Papers" have opened a Pandora’s Box: public opinion, fed up with these practices, is putting pressure on governments to toughen their tax and disclosure laws related to the privileged few and the corrupt.

This class takes a multidisciplinary approach to a problem that has repercussions well beyond Panama. It will analyze the role of news organizations in disclosing information that serve the public interest and raise powerful ethical questions in the age of hacktivism. It will discuss national and international policy changes that followed the Panama Papers, and how they affect the economy and the flow of financial capital around the globe. Finally, the class covers legal and practical considerations at the core of the problem, particularly the lack of transparency and governments’ failure to coordinate on proper regulation of international financial markets.

Term Section Call Number Instructor Times/Location
Fall 2017 001 77799 Jenik Radon, Anya Maria Schiffrin T 11:00am - 12:50pm
418 International Affairs Bldg