William English

Carla Miller and William English - Government Ethics: Past, Present and Future

The September 23, 2014, Edmond J. Safra Lab seminar was presented by Network Fellow, Carla Miller, and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethic’s Research Director, Dr. William English. Comprised of two presentations, English’s segment of the Lab seminar, “Government Ethics: Past, Present, and Future” provided interesting perspectives on government ethics and education, while Miller’s presentation focused on her career as an ethics official in Florida and her efforts to address institutional corruption in local government.

Institutional Corruption in Government and Law - Ending Institutional Corruption

"The Promise and Perils of American Democracy"
William English, Research Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

"Systemic Corruption in the U.S. Congress"
Barry Weingast, Ward C. Krebs Family Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

"Challenges in Regulatory Policy"
Daniel Carpenter, Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard University

Jonathan Marks and William English - Integrity, Trust, Political Economy, and Public-Private Partnerships

The October 30, 2013 Lab Seminar, “Integrity, Trust, Political Economy, and Public-Private Partnerships,” was led by Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellows Jonathan Marks and William English. Marks is Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities and Law and Director of the Bioethics Program at Pennsylvania State University.

William English - What are the Distinctive Challenges Posed by Different Types of Corruption?

William English, Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellow, presented his research at the February 29th meeting of the Lab Seminar. English opened with a discussion of his first project, which aims to develop a conceptual framework for thinking about problems of corruption, and then went on to suggest some ways in which problems of corruption arise and how they might be resolved.  

William English — The Architecture of Public Trust in Politics, Finance, and Medicine

The September 26, 2012, Lab seminar was led by Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellow Dr. William English. Drawing on his background in political theory, Dr. English began his presentation by examining how politics and economics are interrelated. In light of this analysis he identified ways that institutional complexity and political centralization create opportunities for corruption. Given the stakes involved and the degrees of complexity that increasingly characterize important institutions, Dr.

The Ethics of Competition

by William English

An interesting cheating scandal recently rocked the 2012 Summer Olympic games. It didn’t involve gambling, blood doping, or performance enhancing drugs. In fact, the problem was with poor, not enhanced, performance. Eight badminton Olympians were disqualified because they did such a good job of losing.… Read more about The Ethics of Competition