CONFERENCE: Educating for Integrity

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Educating for Integrity was an international conference held between November 5-7, 2015 at York University in Toronto, Canada held under the auspices of the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN) and the Central European University (CEU) of Budapest, Hungary. The conference provided an opportunity for the cross-sector examination of key integrity related issues facing business, government and communities in addressing the challenge of corruption in developed, developing and underdeveloped nations.

The purpose of the conference was to stimulate cross-sector and cross-disciplinary discussions and research focused on the development of educational tools and curricular materials for anti-corruption and integrity education, particularly in the following areas:

  • In education, business law, professional and liberal arts programs and courses
  • In professional development and executive learning programs nationally and internationally

In addition, the conference aimed to build and strengthen anti-corruption and integrity focused academic research and interdisciplinary research networks in Canada and North America more generally. Moreover, participants explored and evaluated major national and international anti-corruption initiatives and their implications for educational development.

Topics

The following are examples of topics suitable for conference presentations

  • Measuring corruption: a critical assessment of measurement tools and indices
  • Disclosing payments to governments: EITI, Publish What You Pay and the efficacy of transparency initiatives
  • Corruption and economic development
  • Social and cultural contexts of integrity
  • Corruption and gender
  • Legislating for Integrity
  • International conventions
  • National legislative initiatives
  • Curricular development initiatives and integrity and anti corruption courses and teaching proposals
  • Executive education and integrity training
  • Innovative and effective leading edge corporate initiatives
  • Integrity as a management problem
  • Integrity in business transactions
  • Corruption and the environment
  • Corruption, organized crime and terrorism

More information about Educating for Integrity can be found at the following link: https://www.cbern.ca/integrity/

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Otto Faludi is the Communications and Online Program Coordinator at the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network. He publishes blogs on a wide range of topics including business and human rights; the ethics of resource extraction; governance, law, and public policy; and transnational crime and corruption. Otto is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the digital international affairs journal Freedom Observatory. He holds an Honours B.A. in Political Science and a Master of Public and International Affairs (M.P.I.A.) from York University’s bilingual Glendon College. He is fluent in English and Hungarian, proficient in French, and has a working knowledge of German and Spanish.

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