From 5 to 14 July, IACA proudly presented its annual International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy (IACSA). The programme brought together 70 participants from the public and private sectors, civil society, academia and the media. Altogether, they represented more than 50 countries.
Interdisciplinary in nature, the programme focused on examining the social complexity of corruption in a changing world and identifying best practices for bridging the gap between theory and practice, rhetoric and action. Course sessions included psychology, ethics, political science, economics, private sector compliance, money laundering, and asset recovery. Through a variety of theoretical and practical approaches, case study examinations and roundtable discussions, participants had the opportunity to broaden their understanding of corruption and acquire knowledge and skills for capacity-building in the field.
The faculty consisted of over 20 academics and practitioners from all corners of the globe, coming from a range of professional backgrounds. Notable individuals such as Odell Guyton, Director of Compliance at Microsoft, Daniel Kaufmann, former chief economist at the World Bank, Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Counsel Compliance of Siemens AG, and Smoking Wanjala, a judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya, were among the lecturers and panellists.
A number of social events, team activities and networking opportunities complimented the programme. IACSA offered a platform for dialogue, where participants and the faculty alike had the opportunity to exchange experiences, contribute to each other’s professional endeavours and establish a broad alumni community.
IACA will offer the Summer Academy programme again in 2013. The first IACSA took place from 30 June to 9 July 2011.
The IACSA series is generously co-sponsored by the Siemens Integrity Initiative.