Join us online or in person for two talks and a roundtable on corruption and anti-corruption

The events are part of the BIT-ACT Workshop and the 6th ICRN Forum, hosted by the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna

Published on 01 June 2022

The BIT-ACT project invites you to two open hybrid talks and a roundtable on corruption and anti-corruption with leading experts in the field. The events are part of the BIT-ACT Workshop and the 6th ICRN Forum.  

Where: On Zoom and at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna (Palazzo Hercolani, Strada Maggiore, 45 Bologna, Italy).
If attending the events online, please register here to receive the Zoom link.

15 June 2022, Wednesday - 16.00-17.30 (CEST)
"Anti-Corruption Reset: Beyond Siloes to Civil Society Collaboration, Adaptive Nonviolent Action"
Keynote speaker: Shaazka Beyerle (TraCCC/George Mason University)
Researcher, writer and educator in nonviolent action, with a focus on anti-corruption and accountability (including linkages to governance, development, and violent conflict) as well as gender and nonviolent action. She is an elected Coordinating Committee member of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Civil Society Coalition, where she served once before from 2013-2016. Beyerle is the author of Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice (Lynne Rienner, 2014)

16 June 2022, Thursday - 16.30-17.30 (CEST)
"(How) Can We Convince Politicians to Reduce Clientelism and Corruption?"
Keynote speaker: Miriam A. Golden (European University Institute)
Peter Mair Chair of Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Sciences at the European University Institute (EUI). Prior to moving to the EUI, Golden taught for many years at the University of California at Los Angeles. Golden's research is in the area of political economy, and spans the developed and less developed world. She uses statistical, analytical, and field experimental research methods. Her focus is on political accountability and responsiveness, including corruption and clientelism. She has conducted field research on issues of corruption and political malfeasance in Europe, Asia, and Africa. With the economist Raymond Fisman, she wrote Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2017). Her recent paper "Corruption, Party Leaders, and Candidate Selection: Evidence from Italy" won the Jewell-Loewenberg Award for the best article in the area of comparative politics published in Legislative Studies Quarterly in 2020.

17 June 2022, Thursday - 16.00-17.30 (CEST)
"The role of social movements and technologies for anti-corruption"
Roundtable with Alice Mattoni (BIT-ACT/University of Bologna); Daniel Buquet (Universidad de la República Uruguay); Yohanna Lisnichuk (Open Contracting Partnership); Shaazka Beyerle (TraCCC/George Mason University).

The full program of both events is on our website: