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The 2020 Elson Ethics Lecture was given by Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

Live from Washington DC on Wednesday, 23rd September




Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Former Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics

Walter M. Shaub Jr. served as Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE) from January 2013 until July 2017. This Senate-confirmed presidential appointment also entailed an ex officio role as a member of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. Mr. Shaub served at OGE for a total of nearly 14 years as a staff attorney, a supervisory attorney, Deputy General Counsel and, finally, Director. He also served in the General Counsel offices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Outside the government, Mr. Shaub has worked for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Campaign Legal Center, the law firm of Shaw, Bransford, Veilleux & Roth, P.C., and, as an on-air contractor for CNN. He has devoted his professional career to the subjects of government ethics and federal employment law. Mr. Shaub received the 2019 Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government from the University of Illinois System, the 2018 Nesta Gallas Award for Exemplary Professional Service in Public Service from the American Society for Public Administration, and a 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from James Madison University. He has published articles in a variety of publications, including the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the New York Review of Books. He graduated with a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1996 and a B.A. in History from James Madison University in 1993.

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