The Museum of Political Corruption
"...an idea whose time has come. If I were passing through Albany, I'd visit, that's for sure!"
Our 2-4-16 Roundtable and Public Forum on Corruption was a huge success, and featured (clockwise from upper left) Frank Anechiarico, Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, Hamilton College; Blair Horner, Executive Director, New York Public Interest Research Group; Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University, and Jimmy Vielkind, POLITICO, New York's Albany Bureau Chief.
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CHILDREN'S BRIBES* $6.50
*CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12, BUT PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LIE ABOUT THE AGE OF THEIR CHILDREN.
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In 1888, pioneering investigative reporter Nellie Bly went undercover to expose corruption in Albany. A lobbyist told her she could "buy" the NYS legislature for $1250 to pass/kill legislation. We want to honor Nellie Bly's legacy by awarding an outstanding investigative reporter with a $1250 prize. The winner will be announced on May 5, Nellie Bly's birthday. Money raised in this campaign will fund the award and a ceremony in the recipient's honor. Given the importance of investigative reporting, The MPC hopes to makes this an annual event. Donations to the Museum of Political Corruption are tax deductible.
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"...a museum that would not only detail Albany's many political scandals but also offer some possible solutions to corruption."
The Museum of Political Corruption has launched a logo contest for currently enrolled students in a graphic design program. We're looking for a logo that powerfully reflects our identity and mission
Submissions will be accepted through April 7, 2017.
Ambassador Robert Gosende served for 36 years as Career Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Information Agency and at the U.S. Department of State. He retired in 1998 and became Associate Vice Chancellor/Senior International Officer in the central administration of the State University of New York and the John W. Ryan Fellow in Public Diplomacy at the University at Albany. Ambassador Gosende received Presidential Awards for his service as USIA’s Director for African Affairs and as President Clinton’s Special Envoy for Somalia.
- Chris Weigant, HuffingtonPost
and The Center for Ethical Governance
-Lonely Planet Travel News
- Editorial Board, The Poughkeepsie Journal
The Museum of Political Corruption and Albany Law School co-hosted the screening of Yael Melamede's "(Dis)Honesty--The Truth About Lies." A roundtable discussion followed the screening. Roundtable participants included Film Director Yael Melamede, Blair Horner of NYPIRG, NYS Assemblyman John T. McDonald III, Albany Law School Law Professor Michael Hutter, and former NYS Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk