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.
The 2018 autumn seminar will feature Michael Johnston, Distinguished Professor at IACA and the Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Colgate University.
Over two days, participants will discuss current anti-corruption challenges and developments, including:
- The last 25 years in anti-corruption
- Accomplishments and problems of political and analytical efforts in anti-corruption
- Rethinking conventional wisdom on anti-corruption efforts
- Measurement, assessment, and the trouble with transparency
- How do influence markets, exclusion, civil society, and “populism” affect reform?
- Challenges to come: Emerging techniques of corruption and reform.
The seminar will be shaped by participants’ own perspectives and on-the-ground knowledge, enabling them to share experiences and network with peers from around the world.
08:30 - 09:00
Registration at IACA
Welcome and Introduction
09:00 - 10:30
Twenty-five years on: Are we there yet?
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break and Group Photo
11:00 - 12:30
Notes from the real world: progress, or lack of it, in your countries
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Cases, (mis)perceptions, and magical thinking
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Not all corruption is alike: Syndromes, revisited
17:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 10:30
What is the opposite of “corruption”?
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Measurement, assessment, and the trouble with transparency
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Influence markets, exclusion, civil society, and “populism”: how do they affect reform?
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Challenges to come: emerging techniques of corruption and reform
17:00 - 17:15
|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.|
|Duration||12 - 13 November 2018|
Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis
IACA will offer the following discounts on the tuition fee for the Best Of seminar with Michael Johnston:
* Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Chile, China, 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.|
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 ProfileThis seminar is designed for, among others, anti-corruption experts, investigators, compliance officers, business executives, government officials, leaders of civil society organizations, and academics.
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 CostsParticipants 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.
VisaParticipants requiring a visa for Austria are responsible for their own visa arrangements and any associated costs.
PREVIOUS BEST OFs
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 brochureBest 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