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

The format also enables participants to share experiences and network with peers from around the world.

For more information, please contact our training team on bestof@iaca.int 

Candidate Profile These seminars are designed for, among others, anti-corruption experts, investigators, compliance officers, business executives, government officials, leaders of civil society organizations, and academics.
Duration 3 - 4 July 2018
Application Deadline

To be announced

Tuition Fee To be announced
Language of Instruction English
Certificate Awarded Certificate of Attendance
Travel & Accommodation Details to be announced



The "Best Of" seminars are designed for professionals interested in improving the design, management, and sustainability of 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.


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 announced

Accommodation and Travel Costs

Details to be announced.


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


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