Academic Programmes

Academic Programmes
Open Days

Open days

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 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 professors and speakers as follows:


Once you have chosen the session you would like to attend, you can:

Join us in the morning of that day, from 10:30 for a coffee with our students and Academic Programmes department. Following the coffee break, from 11:00 – 13:00, you can join the preferred session, OR

Join us in the afternoon of that day, 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 the preferred session.

Please note: attendees must be qualified to apply to the IACA Master Programmes. Registration is mandatory. Please email at least a day before the selected Open Day lecture (latest by 16:00), attach your résumé or CV, and indicate which session you would like to attend.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

27 April 2020


Pallavi Roy


Professor Pallavi Roy is a lecturer in International Economics at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS. Her research focus is on the application of institutional economics and in particular the political settlements framework to problems of industrial policy, anti-corruption, commodity markets, the political economy of clientelism, and economic development generally. Her country focus includes the countries of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal) as well as Nigeria and Indonesia.

Pallavi's current academic work on anti-corruption, rent-seeking, industrial policy and economic development is based on years of experience on the ground in developing countries. For more information about Prof. Roy, please click here.

Collective Action against Corruption

30 April 2020


Guillermo Jorge


Guillermo Jorge (Austria) is in charge of the Compliance, Investigations and Corporate Criminal Law department at the Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi. He is a recognized expert in anti-corruption compliance and money laundering prevention, and for his innovative strategies for mitigating legal risks. Prior to joining Bruchou, he was the founding partner of Governance Latam.

Apart from advising multinational and local companies, he is regularly consulted in public integrity reform processes, anticorruption and laundering prevention in Argentina and most Latin American countries, as well as by international organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). For more information on his experience and expertise, click here.

Whistleblowing and Whistleblower Protection

4 May 2020


Ashley Savage


Ashley Savage is an independent specialist in whistleblowing, information rights and governance. He is the author of Leaks, Whistleblowing and the Public Interest: The Law of Unauthorised Disclosures (Edward Elgar, 2016). His most recent report (commissioned by Open Society Foundations) comprises of a detailed analysis of whistleblowing in eight European countries together with an assessment of the impact of a draft EU Directive on whistleblowing. He has previously held positions as Lecturer in Law, at the University of Liverpool (UK) and as Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University Newcastle (UK) where he taught and researched on whistleblowing, information rights and public law.


Prior to joining academia, he advised whistleblowers at the UK’s leading authority on whistleblowing, Public Concern at Work (now ‘Protect’). Ashley holds a PhD on unauthorised disclosures and whistleblowing from the University of Durham (UK) and after receiving the Wilfred Getz Scholarship by the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn was called to the Bar of England and Wales. For more information on his experience and expertise, click here.

Procurement and Corruption: Business Perspective

6 May 2020


Max Kaiser Aranda


Max Kaiser Aranda is founder of the Center for Integrity and Ethics in Business (CIEN) Additionally, He is an adviser to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on anti-corruption and public procurement topics. He is also a founding member of the Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD) of the UNODC. Mr. Kaiser was the Director of Anti-corruption at the Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad or “IMCO” (Mexican Institute for Competitiveness). He was the Vice Minister of Administrative Responsibilities and Public Procurement at the Federal Ministry of Public Function. He previously led the Federal Audit Unit, which was responsible for all governmental audits. He is a member of the Law Faculty at International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), Laxenburg, Austria, where he coordinates and teaches the Procurement Anti-Corruption Training (PACT) course as well as several specialized courses also related to anti-corruption.

 Mr. Kaiser is a member of the faculty at Trace International, where he teaches courses on combating corruption with government procurement. He is a professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), since 2002. He has taught for 26 consecutive semesters in Law and Political Science courses shaping the minds of the next generation of professionals.

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