DSC 0301 2An array of acclaimed international experts is confirmed to lecture at IACA’s upcoming Summer Academy from 29 June to 6 July this year. The application deadline is 31 May.

Now in its eighth year, this interdisciplinary programme gathers anti-corruption and compliance professionals from around the world for lectures and interactive sessions on diverse topics related to anti-corruption and compliance, including ethics, integrity, and governance.

Selected programme highlights:

The programme for the 2018 IACA Summer Academy will include insights from, among many others, Dimitri Vlassis, Chief of the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), whose lecture will cover the Review Mechanism of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

Christine Uriarte, Senior Legal Analyst within the Anti-Corruption Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will speak on successes and challenges in fighting foreign bribery through the lens of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. 

Michael Johnston, Distinguished Professor at IACA and Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, at Colgate University, will cover political will, transparency, and “magical thinking” in relation to anti-corruption efforts. Prof. Johnston articulates some of his thoughts on this matter in this article.

Business ethics will also feature in the programme, with Guido Palazzo, Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Lausanne, speaking on the topic From Yale to Jail: Why Good Managers Make Unethical Decisions.

Another highlight of the Summer Academy is the session on Investigating a Secret Crime that leaves no Fingerprints by Rebecca B.L. Li, anti-corruption and corporate governance consultant and former acting Head of Operations of the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption.

In addition, Alexey Konov, Director of Anti-Corruption and Education Centre of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, will lecture on The Splendours and Miseries of Anti-Corruption Compliance.

See the full Summer Academy programme and browse the list of lecturers here.

IMG 7683 2In addition, the session offers important networking opportunities including dinners, other social events, and also excursions to Vienna and the picturesque Wachau Danube region.

Almost 500 participants from 118 countries and jurisdictions have already benefited from the Summer Academy to date. Read more about the programme and how you can apply here.