Frank Brown is the Director, Anti-Corruption & Governance Center, of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). The Center focuses on streamlining CIPE’s existing programming and exploring innovative approaches based on new partnerships, economic trends, and law enforcement priorities. Before the launch of the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center, Brown covered a portfolio that included Central Asia, Ukraine, and Russia. In Russia, he launched an anti-corruption program aimed at regional, mid-sized businesses and enlisted the support of multi-national corporations doing business in Russia. In addition to his work in Eurasia, Brown worked on cross-regional trade programming with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, of which CIPE is an implementer. Prior to joining CIPE, Brown spent 15 years as a journalist, the last 11 of them based in Moscow, where he was the bureau chief for Newsweek magazine. Throughout his journalistic career, Brown reported on conflicts in Russia, Serbia, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka, as well as on business, politics, and religion.
The Career Conversations series is intended for our European, Russian, and Eurasian undergraduate and graduate fellows. These events connect alumni and current Yale and Yale-NUS students to discuss career trajectories and are particularly useful for those pursuing or considering pursuing an area studies focus. These conversations are meant to be very informal – the speaker presents for the first 20 minutes (recorded) and then, the rest of the unrecorded session is open for Q&A and informal discussion with the speaker.