AMBASSADOR ROBERT GOSENDE JOINS MPC
THE 2017 NELLIE BLY AWARD
RECEPTION AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
featuring Susanne Craig of The New York Times!
The Museum of Political Corruption, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan institution, is committed to empowering the public by offering a better understanding of political corruption, detailing its history, and encouraging solutions that promote ethics reform and honest government.
The first annual Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting was a tremendous success! On November 16th, 2017 we honored Susanne Craig of The New York Times as the first recipient of this award. The event included an elegant reception and an award ceremony, followed by a roundtable discussion on "Government and the Media." Participants included Susanne Craig, William K. Rashbaum and Kim Barker of The New York Times, Rex Smith, Editor of the Times Union, and John M. Caher, Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications with the New York State Unified Court System. The panel was moderated by Capital Pressroom radio host Susan Arbetter. The event was attended by over one hundred people, including elected officials and other community leaders. The great success of this event will certainly set the bar high for next year's Nellie Bly Award!
ALBANY TULIP FESTIVAL WAS A GREAT SUCCESS IN 2017 AND 2018!
Hundreds of concerned citizens stopped by to express their support for building The Museum of Political Corruption.
The fight against political corruption is being waged by organizations throughout the world. Click on the link below for a listing of many of these groups. We hope you will wish to engage with these groups and support their efforts.
2018 NELLIE BLY AWARD
A Tremendous Success!
The Museum of Political Corruption
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.
and The Center for Ethical Governance
On April 4th, 2016, The Museum of Political Corruption held two marvelous events: a Roundtable Discussion and Public Forum on Political Corruption, and a "Meet and Greet" Reception and Fundraiser for The Museum of Political Corruption. Guest speakers included: Frank Anechiarico, Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, Hamilton College, author of
The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity: How Corruption Control Makes Government Ineffective; Blair Horner, Executive Director, New York Public Interest Research Group; Zephyr Teachout - Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University, author of Corruption in America; Jimmy Vielkind, POLITICO, New York's Albany Bureau Chief ; Moderator: Thomas Bass, Professor of English and Journalism at SUNY Albany
On November 29th, The Museum of Political Corruption and its Center for Ethical Governance hosted its 2nd annual Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting. This year, the MPC honored Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of the New York Times for their groundbreaking reporting on the #MeToo movement. The evening included an elegant reception followed by an engaging roundtable discussion.
Panelists for this year's discussion included: Barbara Bartoletti, former Legislative Director for the League of Women Voters of New York State, Sarah J. Burger, Founding Member, Burger Law Group PLCC, Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy, Alexis Grenell co-founder of Pythia Public, Rabbi Nomi Manon, Executive Director of UAlbany Hillel, and Donna Young, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School.
The Honorable Joanne Dittes Yepsen, former Mayor of Saratoga Springs, served as the panel moderator.
The event was attended by over one hundred distinguished leaders, members of the press and members of the Capital District community.
the selection process is underway for our 3rd annual Nellie Bly Award winner to be announced on May 5th, 2019!