MACS Module IIIThe third module of the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) started yesterday, as participants returned to the IACA campus for an action-packed ten days on politics and corruption.

Analyzing diverse forms of political corruption and identifying elements for the development of successful strategies to prevent and counter corruption in the political arena is the focus of this module. Course sessions will cover political science theories on corruption, political corruption in the public sector and security, research methods, and corruption and development. The professors include Dr. Humphrey Assis Asobie, a former professor at the University of Kenya, Dr. Mushtaq Husain Khan from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, and Dr. Claudia Baez-Camargo from our partner, the Basel Institute on Governance. Participants will also take part in workshops on negotiation skills in anti-corruption work, led by renowned Canadian facilitator Daniel Haeberlé.

Next week, MACS participants will have the opportunity to put their teamwork and athletic skills to a test during a football game against IACA staff. Former GRECO Chairman Drago Kos, also a (former) professional international referee, will mediate the game.

This module is delivered in cooperation with the Basel Institute on Governance.