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

In addition to learning from an anti-corruption expert, the seminars are shaped by participants’ own perspectives and on-the-ground knowledge, enabling them to share experiences and network with peers from around the world. 

Information on upcoming "Best Of" seminars will be published soon. For more information please contact us on bestof@iaca.int 

Candidate Profile This seminar is designed for, among others, anti-corruption experts, investigators, compliance officers, business executives, government officials, leaders of civil society organizations, and academics.
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Discounts

IACA will offer the following discounts on the tuition fee for upcoming Best Of seminars:

  • 10 %     for passport holders from IACA’s Parties
  • 15 %     for (registered) IACA Alumni
  • 20 %     for passport holders from IACA’s Parties which contribute(d) financially to IACA’s general budget anytime between 1 January of the preceding calendar year and the day of the application for the Best Of Seminar.*

* Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Chile, China, Egypt, Hungary, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mongolia, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Thailand.

This scheme remains valid until revocation. It may be modified or superseded by later schemes at any time. More information on fee discounts is available here. The discounts do not apply to the package price.

Language of Instruction English
Certificate Awarded Certificate of Attendance
Travel & Accommodation Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and any associated costs. A limited number of rooms will be pre-booked at a hotel in Vienna. We recommend that those interested in this offer contact the hotel as early as possible to ensure a reservation.
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OVERVIEW

The "Best Of" seminars are designed for professionals interested in improving the design, management, and sustainability of their anti-corruption efforts. Over two exciting days, participants are exposed to cutting-edge research in anti-corruption and inspired to move imaginatively across cultures and sectors.

An overview of previous seminars is available under the "Previous Best Ofs" tab to the right.

REGISTRATION & FEES

Candidate Profile

This seminar is designed for, among others, anti-corruption experts, investigators, compliance officers, business executives, government officials, leaders of civil society organizations, and academics.

Tuition Fee

To be confirmed

Fee Discounts

For available fee discounts, see above or click here. This scheme remains valid until revocation. It may be modified or superseded by later schemes at any time. 

Accommodation and Travel Costs

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and any associated costs. A limited number of rooms will be pre-booked at a hotel in Vienna. We recommend that those interested in this offer contact the hotel as early as possible to ensure a reservation.

Visa

Participants requiring a visa for Austria are responsible for their own visa arrangements and any associated costs.

PREVIOUS BEST OFs

Best Of IX - Professor Michael Johnston

The ninth “Best Of” seminar took place in November 2018 featuring Michael Johnston, Distinguished Professor at IACA and the Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Colgate University. Over two days, Prof. Johnston, a renowned figure in the world of anti-corruption, guided the group of professionals through compelling topics including the last 25 years in anti-corruption, accomplishments and problems of political and analytical efforts in this field, the impact of influence markets, exclusion, civil society, and “populism” on reform, and challenges to come including emerging techniques of corruption and reform. Best Of Michael Johnston brochure.

Best Of VIII - Professor Tina Søreide

The eighth “Best Of” seminar took place in July 2018 and featured Tina Søreide, Professor at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a member of IACA’s frequent visiting faculty. The two-day programme covered a range of issues, including organizational and individual liability, integrity systems in different countries, benefits, drawbacks, regulation of corporate bribery settlements, and the effectiveness of debarment in public procurement. The seminar also included analysis of disparity in anti-corruption strategies between the public and private sectors, and future anti-corruption regulatory developments. Best Of Tina Søreide brochure

Best Of VII - Drago Kos

The seventh “Best Of” seminar took place in July 2017 and featured Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery and a member of IACA’s frequent visiting faculty. The two-day programme covered a range of issues, including the roles of anti-corruption agencies, the private sector, civil society, and individuals in fighting corruption. Participants also discussed the struggle against corruption in conflict and post-conflict states, and took part in a practical exercise. Best Of Drago Kos brochure

Best Of VI - Johann Graf Lambsdorff

The sixth seminar in the series took place in July 2016. It featured Johann Graf Lambsdorff, Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Passau and one of IACA’s frequent visiting faculty. Prof. Dr. Lambsdorff is globally recognized for his work on measuring corruption and the institutional and behavioural economics of reform. He previously designed the Corruption Perceptions Index on behalf of Transparency International. In addition to presenting his pioneering research in the seminar, he discussed the causes and consequences of corruption, as well as the costs of fighting it. Participants also went on an “Ethics Hike” around Laxenburg’s park, during which they discussed and analyzed a case study that raised ethical dilemmas. Best of Johann Graf Lambsdorff Brochure.

Best Of V - Luis Moreno Ocampo

The fifth seminar in the series took place in July 2015. It featured Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (2003 – 2012). Mr. Ocampo is well-known for his valuable contribution and pioneering work in the field of investigating and prosecuting grand corruption cases. Mr. Ocampo’s scholarly articles include “The Role of the International Community in Assisting the International Criminal Court to Secure Justice and Accountability” (2010) and “Transitional Justice in Ongoing Conflicts” (2007). During the Best Of seminar participants had an opportunity to discuss famous corruption cases, bribery incidents, and review national and international anti-corruption legislations. Best of Luis Moreno Ocampo Brochure

Best Of IV - Michael Johnston

The fourth seminar in the series took place in July 2014. It featured Michael Johnston, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science at Colgate University, renowned for his pioneering work on the political economy analysis of corruption. Professor Johnston presented his reputed approach on the major syndromes of corruption, their patterns of wealth and power, and consequences on societies. Among his multitude of publications, his  book Syndromes of Corruption was awarded the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Improving World Order.  Best of Michael Johnston Brochure

Best Of III - Robert Klitgaard

The third seminar in the series took place in July 2013. It featured Claremont Graduate University Professor Robert Klitgaard, designated as “the world’s leading expert on corruption” by the Christian Science Monitor. Professor Klitgaard gave guidance on how companies, countries, cities and other entities can launch and sustain preventive and curative measures against corruption, and discussed findings from his internationally acclaimed book, Tropical Gangsters, and its recently published sequel, Tropical Gangsters II. Best of Robert Klitgaard Brochure

Best Of II – Bo Rothstein
The second seminar in the series took place in December 2012. It featured Bo Rothstein, the Augst Röhss Chair in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, designated as the second most important Swedish Political Scientist ever by the Swedish Association for Political Science. Professor Rothstein elaborated on the major aspects of an effective anticorruption policy, including the quality of government, the character of political institutions and their effects on social trust among the population, as well as the political and moral logic of corruption. Best of Bo Rothstein Brochure

Best Of I – Susan Rose-Ackerman
The first seminar in the series took place in June 2012. It featured IACA's Master programme Consortium member and Yale Professor Susan Rose-Ackerman, long heralded as a foremost expert on the economic and jurisprudential aspects of corruption. Professor Rose-Ackerman discussed the evolution of her thinking on the roles of international actors and nation states at all levels of economic and political development in both promoting and countering corruption well as some of the key issues that must be addressed by anti-corruption programmes. Best of Susan Rose-Ackerman Brochure