MACS Classes in United States Conclude Successfully

IACA’s 2016 - 2018 Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) students finished two weeks of classes in Washington, DC, on Friday. The second week covered issues such as anti-money-laundering, asset tracing and recovery, government oversight, and public and private sector anti-corruption.

A series of panel discussions on some of these themes enabled the students to engage with senior U.S. practitioners from government, civil society, business, law, and academia. This followed a fruitful first week of classes.

The in-class part of Module VI, which focuses on Corruption, Enforcement, and the Public Sector, was hosted by the World Bank Group Integrity Vice Presidency (INT).

Among the lecturers during the second week were Shervin Majlessi, Senior Legal Adviser at the World Bank/UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) and a member of IACA’s frequent visiting faculty, Ann Calvaresi Barr, Inspector General at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, and Bruce Zagaris, Partner at Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLM.

The MACS is a two-year, in-career degree programme specifically designed for working professionals. Each of its seven modules has a two-week in-class phase that takes place at IACA’s campus in Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria, or another location worldwide. Brazil, Georgia, and Malaysia have previously hosted in-class sessions.

Applications are now open for the next class starting in autumn 2018.

For more information on the MACS, please click here.

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