Committee 1

Impact of Corruption on Economic Growth, Trade, and Development

Dear Delegates,

Hello, and welcome to the Anti-Corruption Council!

My name is Alexis Shamess and I have recently completed the coursework component of my Master’s Degree in Political Science, with a specialization in Canadian politics at the University of Waterloo. I am currently working on my major research paper. The objective of this paper is to analyze judicial dialogue and the process of rights review in the Canadian federal legislature, following a Supreme Court decision that requires a legislative response, such as repealing or amending the law. For the next eight months, I am working for the Government of Ontario in the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing as a Policy Co-op Student in the Intergovernmental Relations and Partnerships Branch.

This year, I am one of the directors for the University of Waterloo’s Model G20 Conference. I am both excited and eager to begin working alongside students who are interested in developing innovative solutions, with the ultimate goal of neutralizing complex international concerns. The Anti-Corruption Council will cover vital topics that expose organizations and the global community to a wide-range of issues including: Fiscal irresponsibility by governing bodies, money laundering and bribery of international officials. The study guide that this council prepared should provide an informative, insightful source to begin your consideration of the topic at hand. I hope that each student will walk away from the conference with a desire to broaden their knowledge regarding problems that different societies are facing around the globe. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on contentious issues in regards tonternational corruption.      


Best Regards,

Alexis Shamess