Best of Michael JohnstonIACA is proud to present the next seminar in Best of series, featuring Professor Michael Johnston this time around. Professor Johnston, a pioneer in the political economy analysis of corruption, will be at IACA on 9 to 10 July to share his reputed approach on the syndromes of corruption around the world.

In these exciting two days, participants will be introduced to the characteristics of these major syndromes, - Influence Markets, Elite Cartels, Oligarchs, and Clans and Official Moguls – their patterns of wealth and power, and consequences on societies. They will examine corruption’s threats for economic development and identify reform measures for each corruption syndrome.

Professor Johnston holds a PhD from Yale University. He has studied questions of corruption, democratization, and reform since the 1970s, and has served as an expert to organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, and Organization of American States. His book Syndromes of Corruption was awarded the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, presented by the University of Louisville. Michael Johnston is a regular lecturer in various programmes at the Academy, including the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies.

Among his other numerous publications are Civil Society and Corruption: Mobilizing for Reform, Political Corruption: Concepts and Contexts, and Civil Society and Corruption, Contention, and Reform: The Power of Deep Democratization.

Registrations will close on 31 May. Anti-corruption experts, business and government executives, leaders of civil society organizations, journalists and academics are encouraged to apply.

The seminar will be followed by an alumni reunion on the evening of 10 July and all day 11 July. Participants of the Best of Michael Johnston are invited to join.

For more information and to apply, click here.