MACS Programme Comes to Brazil

Students from IACA’s 2014 - 2016 Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) programme have been in Brasilia, Brazil for the last two weeks attending the in-class part of Module VII on “Corruption Prevention and Progress”.

The module, which started on 4 April and ends today, is hosted by the Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) of Brazil. It opened with study visits to the CGU, the Office of the Prosecutor General, and the Federal Tribunal de Contos in Brasilia.

Combining lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and case studies, the module takes an integrated approach to learning. Topics covered include, among others, the role of anti-corruption in procurement, open government partnership and freedom of information, whistleblowers and their protection, and conflict of interest prevention.

Lecturers sharing their expertise include Max Kaiser Aranda from the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), Ronald MacLean-Abaroa, a five-time minister and four-time mayor of La Paz in Bolivia, Brazilian professors Eric Hadmann Jasper and Ivo Gico, and many others. The panel discussion on the Petrobras corruption case brought together the anti-corruption prosecutor, judge, Petrobras’ Chief Governance Officer, and government regulators to discuss its history and wide-ranging implications.

This is the first time that a MACS module is taking place in Latin America. It furthers the Academy’s progress in the region after the successful IACA Regional Summer Academy – Latin America in Buenos Aires, Argentina last year.

The MACS is a two-year programme consisting of seven modules and a master thesis, and is specifically designed for working professionals. The application deadline for the 2016 – 2018 MACS, which starts in autumn 2016, is 31 May.

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