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Resource Alert: IACA Regional Summer Academy (Beijing) 

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is holding a Regional Summer Academy — East and Southeast Asia from September 9 to 16 in Beijing, China.

The intensive week-long program will address several hot global and regional issues, including (among others) asset tracing and recovery, extradition and mutual legal assistance, best practices for anti-corruption agencies, and strengthening the anti-corruption dialogue in the region and beyond.

Among the many expert lecturers are:

Cao Fuguo, Professor of Law, Central University of Finance and Economics Law School, Beijing

Robert Klitgaard, University Professor, Claremont Graduate University

Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary, IACA

Shervin Majlessi, Senior Legal Adviser, World Bank/UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR)

Abu Kassim bin Mohamed, Director-General, the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption of Malaysia

Elisabeth Täubl, Senior Prosecutor, Public Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption, Vienna/Austria

Ai Li Zhao, Asia Australia Compliance Head, Siemens

The program is open to citizens from the following countries or areas in the UN’s Eastern and South-eastern Asia geographical sub-regions: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region), Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam.

The application deadline is 20 August.

This is the fourth in IACA’s series of regional programs based on its long-established annual Summer Academy, following successful earlier sessions in the Middle East (2017), Eastern Africa (2016) and Latin America (2015).

More details about the program are here.


The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is an international organization and educational institution focusing on anti-corruption and compliance. At present the organization has 73 member states around the world and alumni in 157 countries and jurisdictions.

IACA is headquartered in Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria.


Richard Eames is Senior Coordinator for Advocacy & Communications at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). He has 20 years of international experience in communications roles and was previously at the top-ranked IMD business school in Switzerland. He spent ten years at The Economist Intelligence Unit in London, Vienna, and Geneva. He began his career as a journalist covering politics and business in the United States, Hungary, and Lebanon.