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Summit on good governance in Detroit set for Monday at Wayne State

October 16, 2013

The first leadership summit on good governance for Detroit - a daylong event that includes discussions on public corruption, integrity and the city's future - will take place Monday at Wayne State University. The event theme is "Building An Honest & Open Government in Detroit: Why Public Integrity Matters." U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is to open the summit through a videoconference, followed by a session from 9:30-10:30 a.m. that features media members discussing the role of the media in ensuring public integrity and good governance. "Tales of Public Corruption: Why Global Integrity Matters," moderated by Miller Canfield legal analyst and managing director Tom Cranmer, is scheduled for 10:45-11:45 a.m. A third panel - "Where Private & Public Sector Governance Meets the Rule of Law" - will take place 12:30-1:30 p.m. Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert will lead a final conversation from 1:40-2:40 p.m. Called "Detroit As It Could Be: A Conversation Between Dan Gilbert and Bankole Thompson," the discussion will cover Detroit and its prospects for the future, including the role of the private sector in ensuring the public trust. Thompson is senior editor of the Michigan Chronicle.