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“Best Of” Seminar with Pascale Dubois

The next edition of the “Best Of” seminar will feature Pascale Dubois.

IACA’s “Best Of” seminars are aimed at professionals eager to improve the design, management, and sustainability of their anti-corruption and compliance efforts. Each seminar is delivered by a pre-eminent anti-corruption or compliance authority who shares the “best of” his or her work.

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Pascale Dubois

Pascale Dubois is an award-winning world leading expert on international anti-corruption, corporate governance and risk management, and an experienced international lawyer.
She served as the World Bank Group (WBG)’s Vice President for Integrity (INT) until 2020, leading an independent unit that investigates fraud and corruption in Bank-financed projects. From 2007 to 2017, Ms. Dubois established and led the Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD), adjudicating debarment cases produced by INT. Previously, she managed the Voluntary Disclosure Program in INT, a revolutionary anti-corruption tool providing incentives for firms to disclose past conducts to the WBG in exchange for remediation. She was also a lawyer in the WBG's legal department, working on Africa. Prior to joining the WBG, Ms. Dubois was a private sector lawyer in the United States and Belgium. 

Ms. Dubois has been an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center since 2009 and frequently guest lectures at other academic institutions. In addition to being a member of the Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute (VACI)’s Advisory Committee, Ms. Dubois is a member of the Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society, as well as a member of the Advisory Board to the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee. She previously served as the Co-Chair of both the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee and the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Committee.

Read an Interview with Pascale Dubois


Over the past 40 years the world has witnessed a welcome and tangible increase in the fight against international corruption, mostly as a result of the implementation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

The seminar will start with a quick overview of the road travelled in the past four decades, discussing the current state of play and where the anti-corruption movement is headed next, especially considering the vast amounts being spent on COVID-19 relief. The sessions will include "tips and tricks" for curbing corruption, focusing on the practical and political aspects of starting and running anti-corruption organizations, while exploring external competing interests, constraints, and pressures. We shall analyze concepts of independence and transparency and how the latter ensures the former within an anti-corruption organization.

Further, we will examine how strategic communications can proactively protect one's operations, including the advantages of having all policies, data management systems and guidance be made public, not only for the sake of transparency, but also to ensure one's functional stability.

Furthermore, an anti-corruption body cannot be told how to handle individual cases but can rightly be asked to account for how time and money are spent overall. In this regard, we shall consider how efficiency protects the anti-corruption function’s independence. Finally, participants will study how enforcement contributes to prevention and compliance.


Target Group

The seminar is designed for, among others, international organizations professionals, anti-corruption and compliance officers, CSR, PR and business development executives, government officials, anti-corruption experts, leaders of civil society organizations, and academics.

Registration & Admission

Interested professionals shall register for the seminar using the online form.

The registration is on a first come, first served basis.


12 - 13 Nov 2021
Three live sessions per day, each session is one hour.


The seminar will be delivered in an online format and include three live sessions per day. Participants who will not be able to attend all live sessions will be given an opportunity to access video recording for a limited time.

Certificate awarded

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the seminar.


Under the Preferential Treatment Scheme for IACA Parties contributing to the general budget of the organization, IACA is offering different preferences related to member states contributions to the IACA general budget.

IACA will offer the following discounts on the programmes/trainings tuition fees:

  • 10 % - for nationals of Armenia, Chile, Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Thailand
  • 15 % - for nationals of China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia
  • 15 % - for registered IACA Alumni
  • 20 % - for nationals of Austria

This scheme remains valid until revocation. It may be modified or superseded by later schemes at any time.

Discounts do not apply to the self-paced courses.

Group discounts available. Contact for more information.

For all finance related questions refer to


Cancellation is possible within 14 days from the payment of the Seminar fee, but at the latest until 5 Nov 2021.


Steven David Brown (UK)
Steven David Brown (UK) Independent Consultant

Drago Kos offered a rare, practical perspective on some of the more challenging aspects of building integrity in different operational environments. His informed reflections on tackling corruption went beyond the theoretical; they were thought-provoking and refreshingly realistic.

Ji-ho Eom (Republic of Korea)
Ji-ho Eom (Republic of Korea)Deputy Director, Government Ethics Division, Ministry of Personnel Management

I took part in IACA’s 2016 ‘Best Of’ seminar with Johann Graf Lambsdorff. The seminar gave me the opportunity to gain a new perspective on how to deal with corruption, and the participatory approach to learning helped me better understand the concepts being taught.

Peyman Majidzadeh (Iran)
Peyman Majidzadeh (Iran)Policy Advisor on Open, Inclusive, and Accountable Governance

IACA‘s Best Of 2017 Seminar was a great opportunity not only to learn from a prominent expert in the field of anti-corruption, but also to connect and network with peers from all around the world. Drago‘s extensive knowledge and skillset coupled with rich discussions and conversations with other participants made this a unique and enriching seminar in an environment best-suited for this purpose.

"Best Of" Speakers

Guido Palazzo
Guido PalazzoProfessor of Business Ethics at HEC, University of Lausanne
 Tina Søreide
Tina SøreideProfessor of Law and Economics, Norwegian School of Economics
Drago Kos
Drago KosChair, OECD Working Group on Bribery
Johann Graf Lambsdorff
Johann Graf LambsdorffUniversity of Passau
Luis Moreno Ocampo
Luis Moreno OcampoFormer Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Michael Johnston
Michael JohnstonColgate University, Distinguished Professor at IACA
Robert Klitgaard
Robert KlitgaardClaremont Graduate University
Bo Rothstein
Bo RothsteinUniversity of Gothenburg
Susan Rose-Ackerman
Susan Rose-AckermanYale University

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Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria  |  T: +43 2236 710 718 101

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Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria  |  T: +43 2236 710 718 101

© 2023 IACA. Developed by IACA.

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