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): 

Fredrik Galtung

Integrity Action, Jerusalem, Israel
Course Faculty: 

Steve Berkman

ex-World Bank, USA

Needamangalam Gopalaswami

former Chief Election Commissioner of India

Nuhu Ribadu

Center for Global Development, Washington DC, USA

Ornit Shani

University of Haifa, Israel

Tay Keong Tan

Tiri - Making Integrity Work

Abdul Tejan-Cole

Open Society Institute, New York, United States of America

Vaira Vike-Freiberga

former President of the Republic of Latvia
Course Coordinator: 

Krisztina Bakos

Central European University, Center for Policy Studies, Budapest, Hungary
Raising integrity standards of organisations is increasingly recognized as an effective tool to foster development and strengthen legitimate democratic governance. Organisational integrity here refers in large measure to internal processes of control and value-driven reform. Held for the sixth time in 2010, this course meets a need for critical and strategic approaches to successfully reform institutions to improve levels of governance and integrity. The domains where demand for integrity training is strongest are: public administration, business, academia, and the judiciary. The course thus focuses on attracting practitioners from these fields.
Drawing on interdisciplinary academic perspectives and lessons learned from practice, this course represents one of the few targeted, applied and yet conceptually grounded efforts currently available internationally for the analysis of corruption and anti-corruption. Topics covered include cross-cutting issues such as definitions, measurements and research methodology, leadership, public value creation, and ethics in public life, and also distinct areas such as access to information, fiscal transparency, and risk assessment and management with a focus on integrity issues in inter-governmental organisations, public administration, civil society, politics and parliaments.
Steve Berkman, joined the World Bank's Africa region group in 1983. He was called back from retirement in 1998 to help establish the Anti-Corruption and Fraud Investigation Unit and was a lead investigator on a number of cases. He is the author of The World Bank and the Gods of Lending. Listen to podcast interview with Steve Berkman.
Fredrik Galtung has advised numerous governments, IGOs, NGOs and businesses on integrity change and anti-corruption on four continents for the past 15 years.
Ornit Shani, PhD, is the director of the modern India programme at Haifa University and does research on ethnic politics and citizenship in South Asia.
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.
Tay Keong Tan, PhD, is Chief Learning Officer and Director of Integrity Education at Tiri, was a senior official in the UN's Office of Internal Oversight Services, has been faculty member at the National University of Singapore, the head of the Singapore International Foundation. He has also consulted for the World Bank.
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.
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.
Vaira Vike-Freiberga, PhD, was President of the Republic of Latvia from 1999-2007. During her presidency, Dr. Vike-Freiberga was known for her role in Latvia’s NATO membership and its ascension to the European Union, which the country joined in 2004. She remains active in the international arena and continues to speak up in defense of liberty, equality and social justice, and for the need for Europe to acknowledge the whole of its history. She was most recently a candidate to fill the inaugural position of President of Europe arguing in favour of a more transparent and accountable election process including engagement with the citizenry of Europe.