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GLOBE Seminar - Challenging corruption discourses, issues in theory and practice

Location: Room S2.09 Law School

The aim of the workshop is to bring together people working on both theoretical and practical approaches to corruption in relation to both state and non-state actors. The workshop will focus on analytical questions associated with corruption such as concerns about the character of developing country states, their constitutions, norms of reciprocity, and principal-agent issues about whose interests are served within, institutional measurement(s) of corruption.

Main Speaker: Monica Twesiime Kirya: Senior Adviser at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre,Norway : Corruption in Development & Humanitarian Practice: between “zero tolerance” and “context matters”. Monica is a Law and Development specialist with an LLB from Makerere University, Uganda (1997), a Masters in Law in Development from the University of Warwick (1999) and a PhD in Law, also from Warwick (2011). She has worked on various research projects and provided technical assistance for legal and policy reform initiatives in human rights, gender and anti-corruption in a number of developing countries. She previously taught law in Uganda but now works as a Senior Adviser at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, a permanent centre at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway. Her work involves advising bi-lateral development agencies on reducing corruption in development aid and leveraging development aid to promote transparency and accountability in developing countries.

Other Speakers:

Rayane Anser: Post Graduate Researcher PAIS : Abusive constitutionalism in Africa’s hybrid systems: the case of Algeria 

Sharifah Sekalala: Warwick Law School: Using the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism in order to respond to corruption in global health.

Renske Doorenspleet: PAIS : The impact of democracy on corruption: a cross-national comparative study

Andi Hoxhaj: Warwick Law School: How to make the European Semester a better tool for fighting corruption?

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