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Upcoming Event: Fighting graft through collective public, private action

The International Center for Collective Action (ICCA), a division of the Basel Institute on Governance, is hosting a collective action event on June 26 and 27.

"When acting jointly, businesses, civil society and the public sector can more effectively tackle corruption," the ICCA said.

Successful examples of collective action, lessons learned, practical advice and academic contributions will be showcased.

Representatives from business, government, academia, and civil society will all be there.


When: Thursday, June 26, 2014 to Friday, June 27, 2014

Where: Basel, Switzerland

Cost: The conference is free of charge.

Overview, Information, and Registration: Click Here


The Basel Institute launched the International Center for Collective Action in 2012.

The purpose of the ICCA is to help companies and other stakeholders use collaboration to reduce the risk of corruption.

The Basel Institute’s President, Mark Pieth, will be there. He's a professor for criminal law at the University of Basel and chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

There'll be a keynote by John Githongo, arguably Africa's leading anti-corruption fighter and the CEO of Inuka Kenya Ltd.

Among many topics on the agenda is how to make collective action work. That discussion will be led by Therese Lee, Google's global and ethics and compliance counsel, and Philip Vaughn, the senior director for government relations at Fluor Corporation.

There will also be coverage of facilitating payments, intermediaries, and bidding, and how to use collaboration to reduce the risk of graft in connection with them.

Partners of the ICCA include the International Anti-Corruption Academy, the OECD, Trace, Transparency International, and the World Economic Forum.

The ICCA is partly funded through a grant by the Siemens Integrity Initiative.

Our contributing editor, Mike Scher, will be there.

For more information and to register for the event, please click here.


Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog. He can be contacted here.