We’ve learned about the creation of IACA, the International Anti-Corruption Academy and about its intensive Masters in Anti-Corruption Studies. But the IACA also has quite a number of shorter programs.
The Summer Academy is a single 10-day program that takes place each summer. In 2014, the dates will be July 3-12 (applications accepted through March 15). With the motto “Practice Meets Science,” the Summer Academy is designed for professionals from all sectors of society, such as investigators, prosecutors, judges, non-governmental agency personnel, and journalists. Last year the Summer Academy drew 75 participants from 55 countries.
The faculty is comprised of senior corruption experts from government, civil society, private sector, and the academy. The Summer Academy, like the Masters program, takes an interdisciplinary approach, examining corruption through the lenses of law, economics, politics, criminology, psychology, sociology, and compliance. Activities include lectures, group work, interactive discussions, team building, and social and recreational activities. Scholarships are available for applicants from less developed countries, and are provided by the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
In our next and last post, we’ll take a look at several of IACA’s other innovative programs.
Andy Spalding is a senior editor of the FCPA Blog. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law.