IACA’s Regional Summer Academy - South and East Asia Closed on Friday

The fifth edition of the Regional Summer Academy, modeled after IACA’s flagship Summer Academy programme, has reached its conclusion last Friday, 6 September in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The programme gathered 48 anti-corruption and compliance professionals from 11 countries of the region for eight days of fruitful discussions and interaction with peers, leading experts, and seasoned practitioners.

The audience included representatives of the public and private sectors, international organizations, academia, and civil society, while the speakers came from a wide variety of leading institutions, including OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of Korea (ACRC), George Washington University Law School, Korea University, SOAS University of London, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Siemens, and Himalmedia. Programme also included a round-table on Compliance and Collective Action, which was very well received and saw panelists from TRACE – Asia Pacific, School of Criminal Investigation – Singapore Police Force, Transparency International Korea, Lotte Shopping, Siemens, and Sanofi Korea.

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As in previous years, the interdisciplinary programme blended theory and practice, addressing anti-corruption and compliance topics and issues from diverse perspectives: politics, compliance and collective action, integrity and corruption prevention, law, psychology, economics, good governance, and enforcement.

This year’s Regional Summer Academy participants now join the IACA alumni association, a worldwide network of more than 2,250 anti-corruption and compliance professionals from 162 countries and jurisdictions.

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Since it began in 2015, the IACA Regional Summer Academy editions have attracted and empowered 222 professionals from Latin America, Eastern Africa, the Middle East, East and Southeast Asia, and most recently, South and East Asia. IACA is delivering another Regional Summer Academy from 20 to 27 September 2019 for the Central and South America in São Paulo, Brazil.

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