IACA is once again opening its doors for prospective Master’s students. Open Days are an opportunity for those interested in learning more about the two Master’s programmes IACA offers, the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) and the new International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC), to visit its campus.

In addition to meeting the Academic Programmes team and our students at IACA’s campus in Laxenburg, near Vienna, visitors have the opportunity to attend a class with a world-renowned professor.

We are inviting you on the following days to join us from 15:30 for a coffee with our students and Academic Programmes department. Following the coffee break, from 16:00 – 17:45, you can join one of the sessions with our distinguished professors as follows:

  • 24 July: Macroeconomic Theories and Models of Corruption (MACS programme)

Professor Johann Graf Lambsdorff (Germany)

Prof. Lambsdorff holds a professorship in economic theory at the University of Passau, Germany, since 2003. He studied mathematics and economics at the Universities of Frankfurt am Main and Göttingen, Germany. He graduated in economics in 1992 and obtained his PhD in 1994. He devoted his habilitation to corruption in global perspective (finalized 2000). In 1995, Prof. Lambsdorff designed the Corruption Perceptions Index on behalf of Transparency International and oversaw its production until 2008. He is globally recognized for his work on measuring corruption as well as the institutional and behavioural economics of reform.

  • 1 August: Social Cost of Corruption (MACS programme)

Professor Ivo Teixeira Gico Jr. (Brazil)

Professor Gico is the Antitrust and Regulation Professor of the Law Graduate Program at the University Center of Brasília, Brazil (UniCeuB). He is regularly invited as a Judge Instructor at the Brazilian National Academy of Judges. In addition to his extensive academic experience, Dr. Gico Jr. is actively engaged in legal practice.  He founded and leads the specialized law firm Gico, Hadmann & Dutra Advogados, which is based in Brasília, Brazil. His practice focus on antitrust, regulation, and complex litigation. Dr. Gico Jr. holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Brasília (2012), an SJD (PhD in Law) from the University of São Paulo (2006), an LLM (Master of Laws), summa cum laude, from Columbia Law School in the United States, in addition to his law degree from the University of Brasília (1999).

  • 2 October: Corporate Communications (IMACC programme)
  • 4 October: Whistleblowing

Mr. Martim Della Valle (Brazil/Belgium)

Mr. Della Valle is Legal Vice-President for AB-InBev. Prior to becoming Vice-President, Mr. Della Valle was Legal Director at the Global Headquarters of AB-InBev where he was the head of global competition and compliance practices. In 2009 he finalized his Ph.D. research and dissertation at the University of São Paulo, with the highest honors. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 2007. He is a member of the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the In-house Competition Law Association, ICDR International Advisory Committee, ICDR Roster of Arbitrators, and the Brazilian Arbitration Committee.

  • 9 October: Supply Chain in the Compliance Programme

Ms. Anita Schieffer (Germany)

Ms. Schieffer started her career in 2003 as an attorney-at-law at Siemens AG and worked in the area of international contracts, software, and IT law at first. In 2008 she joined the compliance department and was engaged as an attorney-at-law and compliance officer in different tasks and functions from the beginning of the Siemens compliance system, inter alia leading a team to investigate anti-trust cases. Finally, she headed the departments of Compliance Corporate Core and Global Services as well as Money-Laundering Prevention at Siemens AG. She has published on many compliance and corporate governance topics. Anita Schieffer went to law school and earned her doctorate at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. She was admitted to the bar in 2002. In May 2018 she joined Pohlmann & Company as a partner.

  • 10 October: Anti-Corruption Compliance and SMEs

Ms. Heike Böhme (Germany)

Ms. Böhme is a German lawyer with extensive experience specializing in corporate compliance, and is currently based in Munich, Germany. From 2011, Heike worked at Daimler AG as Chief Compliance Officer for Daimler’s worldwide Financial Services Division, and she also led the Group’s Business Partner Integrity programme. Until April 2018, Heike served for three years as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at SOS Children's Villages International, Austria, where she led the newly created Integrity, Compliance & Legal unit of the umbrella organization of more than 130 SOS Children's Villages associations worldwide.

  • 25 October: Crisis Management - Dealing with Law Enforcement and Regulatory Bodies

Ms. Mikhail Reider-Gordon (USA)

Ms. Gordon is a Director in the Global Disputes & Investigations practice at an international consulting firm. Her expertise includes the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the global anti-corruption regime, and white-collar and complex financial crime matters. She previously worked at the RAND Corporation and Deloitte, and served in government. She is the Rule of Law Officer within the American Bar Association (ABA)’s Section on International Law, and Senior Advisor to the International Anti-Corruption Committee. Ms. Reider-Gordon lectures on anti-bribery and corruption and serves on the UNODC’s Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD).


Please note: attendees must be qualified to apply to the IACA Master Programmes. Please email studies@iaca.int at least a day before the selected Open Day lecture, attach your résumé or CV, and indicate which session you would like to attend.