Do you want to speak at SOCAP23? The SOCAP Open Session Submission Period Is LIVE!

Submit Your Ideas Here by April 1!

How Targeting Corruption Can Safeguard Our Democracy

Naomi Seligman July 13, 2022

In California, and across the country, corruption has corroded the public’s diminishing trust in  democracy and has made it easier for elected officials and their allies to bend the rules to suit their own agendas and betray the trust that voters have placed in them. We cannot allow private interests to trump the public good, and we cannot allow lies, distortions and cover-ups to confuse and divide us – because that is how democracies die. Shining a light on our leaders and the decisions they make on our behalf is an essential component of democratic health.

Two ethics experts who have years of experience both inside and outside government address what it takes to effectively address corruption.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Accountability

  • Advance Democracy



Purpose and Desired Outcome

We hope to further the audience’s understanding of the deleterious effect that unethical behavior has on our democracy. Corruption stymies progress on many of our most pressing issues including rising inequality, the climate crisis, racial injustice, health disparities and more. Our desired outcome is to engage members of the SOCAP community on ways we can effectively address corruption in government and foster a culture of accountability in California -- and beyond -- to deter leaders from committing unethical acts in the future.


  • Asset Managers

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Government

  • Academia

  • Entrepreneurs


  • NameNaomi Seligman
  • TitleFounder
  • OrganizationTower26 Agency
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameSerena Oberstein
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationJewish World Watch
  • StatusConfirmed
Join the SOCAP Newsletter!