Andy Spalding: IACA Masters in Anti-Corruption Studies application deadline extended

The International Anti-Corruption Academy’s Masters in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) application deadline has been extended to June 30.

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170508, Monday May 08 2017

IACA: Accepting Applications for New Master’s Degree in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action

By AuthorAndy Spalding | DateMonday, May 8, 2017 at 6:18AM

The International Anti-Corruption Academy, located outside Vienna, Austria, is now accepting applications for its new International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action program.

As a regular instructor in its sister program, the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies, I’ve raved about IACA before. It gathers anti-corruption professionals from all corners of the world into a single room for concentrated sessions of anti-corruption discussion, led by professors from a fascinating array of disciplines and countries.  Now in my fourth year teaching there, it is a learning environment unlike anything I’ve seen in my career, or the world.

I’m teaching at IACA this week, and we’ll run an “IACA Week at the FCPA Blog” series describing what we do here.

The new Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action is the first master’s program, anywhere, of its kind. It is specially designed for anti-corruption compliance and collective action professionals involved with the business sector.

Taught in periodic intensive modules over two years, the program enables participants to upgrade their expertise and add value to their companies and organizations, while continuing to work, by:

  • implementing best practices in anti-corruption and compliance
  • identifying and mitigating various types of risks
  • initiating and managing collective action
  • conducting internal investigations
  • doing business based on the highest ethical standards.

From both a teacher’s and a student’s perspective, part of what makes these IACA Master programs unique is that all students have a minimum of three years of work experience. This means students are not only driven to learn, but have real-life experiences to draw upon. For the compliance and collective action master program, that experience can be in compliance, collective action, anti-corruption, law, audit, or related fields, in the private or public sector.

So too must students have proficiency in written and spoken English. And the array of accents represented in the classroom is, for this instructor, an absolute delight.

For more information, download the flier here. Applications are due May 31. Check it out.


Andy Spalding is a Senior Editor of the FCPA Blog and a Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law.

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International Law Institute, Washington, November 6-17, 2017

Upcoming Seminars: GOVERNANCE AND ANTI-CORRUPTION METHODS November 6-17, 2017

The seminar presents an in-depth survey of methods and best practices taken by governments, non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”), and other stakeholders to eradicate corruption and promote transparency. The course reviews elements in public sector management commonly known as “good governance,” the causes and effects of corruption, and undertakes a comparative study of domestic and multilateral efforts to eliminate corruption. Additionally, the course examines the history, foundation and main provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and other international instruments designed to curb corruption and their implications for governance and transparency worldwide.

Key Topics:

  • International Anticorruption Mechanisms
  • Public Sector Mechanisms
  • Private Sector Issues and Mechanisms
  • Civil Society Mechanisms
  • Designing and Implementing UNCAC Legislation
    September 4-22, 2017The Procurement Integrity program covers the institutional, legal, and procedural issues involved in the procurement of goods and services by public entities and discusses reform programs to improve transparency, efficiency and accountability. It provides participants with a detailed analysis of the project-procurement cycle including a full presentation of the procurement policies of international financial institutions (IFI) such as the World Bank. The program incorporates the strategies and approaches within the United States and globally to create an organizational culture committed to high ethical standards and integrity. Participants will learn best practices on ensuring organizational procurements are performed fairly, impartially, honestly, legally, and free from fraud and abuse.Key Topics:

    • Public Procurement Reforms
    • National Procurement Laws and Institutions
    • International Procurement
    • Procurement Planning
    • Selection of Consultants
    • International Competitive Bidding (ICB)
    • Other Methods of Procurement
    • Contract Administration
    • U.S. Anti-Corruption
    • Risk Framework Models
    • Ethics
    • Procurement Fraud
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170412, TI – Transparency Summer School 10-16 July 2017, in Vilnius, Lithuania
Deadline scholarship applications is 1 May 2017, for non-scholarship applications – 15 May 2017.


Applications now open for the Transparency Summer School on Integrity 2017

 Calling all university students, graduates and young professionals under the age of 35 who are eager to learn how to make a stand against corruption: apply now for the Transparency School on Integrity (TISI) 2017, taking place during 10-16 July, 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Since 2010, the School on Integrity has welcomed over 700 students, graduates and young professionals from around 90 countries to its seven-day, intensive program.

Participants will learn the latest developments in the field of anti-corruption and accountability, led by experts in the field, and will have opportunities to test and put their ideas in practice.

“Fighting corruption is not an easy task, you face a lot of challenges. Besides learning different ways to fight corruption, I also came to this school to get inspired and re-energise my ideas and motivation in continuing to be a leader in anti-corruption.” Liridona, Kosovo, TISI alumni  

Over the course of the seven-days students will have classroom lectures, role playing scenarios, group projects and peer-to-peer interactions.

The goal is to give students the necessary skills to empower them in the fight against corruption in their countries; they also receive 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits from Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius.

Applications now open for TISI 2017

There are a number of scholarships available for students from certain countries.

Deadline for scholarship applications is 1 May 2017, for non-scholarship applications – 15 May 2017. Non-scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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170411, Courses Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

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  • Flexible – Activities are designed to be independent.
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We issue four certificates in corporate citizenship for different career stages that can be earned by attending programs offered in a variety of formats.

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Each of these programs culminate in a professional certificate and bring notable credentials to your resume. There is no time limit—take courses at your own pace, within your own budget. What are you waiting for?

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We’ll revisit the breakout session: Make an Impact with a Small Program or Team, in which special guests from companies will discuss how their teams accomplish a great deal by making use of networks, focusing, and taking advantage of core competencies.

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