Anthropology, Economics, Ethics, Law, Politics, Public administration

The course is convened by Tiri - Making Integrity Work, London, UK

Course date

5 July - 14 July, 2010
Application deadline:
1 March, 2010
This is a Sub-Course of: 
Course Director(s): 

Kevin Evans

Tiri, London, UK
Course Faculty: 

Martin Bell

former BBC foreign affairs reporter and "war correspondent"

Needamangalam Gopalaswami

former Chief Election Commissioner of India

Nuhu Ribadu

Center for Global Development, Washington DC, USA

Ramlan Surbakti

former Acting Chair of the Indonesian General Election Commission

Abdul Tejan-Cole

Open Society Institute, New York, United States of America
Common concerns are voiced about issues of integrity in the realm of politics such as electoral fraud, undemocratic and weak party systems, non-transparent legislative processes, money politics, and favourable deals for those with access to political leaders. Why is political society filled with so many integrity traps? What can be done to reduce the dangers associated with these traps both for players in the political realm as well as with the wider community be they members of the state, private sector or civil society? These are among the questions to be explored during this course.
Martin Bell was a BBC foreign affairs reporter and "war correspondent" and reported on wars and conflicts for 30 years. He became an independent politician and was elected as an MP in 1997. He is an ambassador for UNICEF and is an outspoken critic of the state of journalism today.
Kevin Evans has over 15 years experience in governance reform initiatives across electoral, parliamentary and civil service issues.
Needamangalam Gopalaswami is a former Chief Election Commissioner of India and served the Government of India between 1992 and 2004 and he also held the posts of Secretary at the Department of Culture and Secretary General of the National Human Rights Commission.
Ramlan Surbakti, PhD, former Acting Chair of the Indonesian General Election Commission. He has been a key figure in Indonesia's democratic transition and consolidation for over 12 years.
Nuhu Ribadu is a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development focusing on combating corruption worldwide and to provide fresh thinking on the role of international institutions in this fight. was head of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from 2003 to 2007. He served on several economic and anti-corruption commissions and was a key member of Nigeria's economic management team that drove wide-ranging public sector reforms.
Abdul Tejan-Cole is distinguished legal practitioner who has significantly contributed to the growth and development of the law in Sierra Leone. He worked as a trial attorney and appellate counsel in the Special Court for Sierra Leone and taught law at the University of Sierra Leone. He was the Anti Corruption Commissioner of Sierra Leone from December 2007 till May 2010, when he became the Africa Regional Director of Open Society Institute in New York.