College hosts 35th Crime Symposium
Over 1,800 delegates from around the world gathered at Jesus College from 3 to 10 September for the 35th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime.
Established by Professor Barry Rider to promote international co-operation in preventing and combating economically motivated crime and misconduct, the symposium has been hosted by Jesus College since its inception.
Professor Rider, said: "The symposium is not an ordinary conference. It was concieved to fulfil a very practical purpose - to promote understanding of the real issues in controlling economic crime and facilitate coooperation and effective action, ideally preventive."
The opening addresses were given by Robert Buckland QC MP, HM Solicitor General and the Lord Mayor of the City of London - and Jesuan - Dr Andrew Parmley.
The symposium also included a special programme “One belt One Road Initiative - the new Silk Road - the road to sound, stable and honest business”, to discuss risks confronting those seeking to revitalise the Silk Road and establish new maritime routes. Over sixty eminent international and Chinese speakers addressed issues ranging from the adequacy of legal structures and systems to technological developments.