Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption

A three-year programme convening senior anti-corruption officials from countries worldwide to develop and test a new generation of strategies to entrench public integrity.

Discussion with session participants

An executive workshop session

With public anger over government corruption at a fever pitch in many countries, and official efforts to uproot cultures of corruption frustratingly stalled, governments everywhere need a new set of strategies.

The Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption convene a consistent group of 15 senior officials, all known as effective and innovative leaders of anti-corruption institutions. Together with a small group of academics and expert journalists, the officials participating in the Sessions will survey the field, search for effective policy responses, debate the priorities for innovation, and develop and test a set of new strategies for strengthening integrity in government institutions and dislodging entrenched corruption.

The Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption are a joint undertaking with University College, Oxford. The Sessions are generously supported by the Chandler Foundation.

Programme

The Sessions convene the officials, scholars and journalists in-person on four occasions, in July 2022, January and July 2023, and January 2024; advancing an agenda that they debated in July 2021. Each of the officials will co-author a paper describing ideas and practices that could transform the field. Each paper will be co-authored by two members of the Sessions, with five draft papers discussed at each of the first three in-person meetings. In January 2024, the discussions will return to the full set of ideas and designs, most by then having been tested in practice.

The Blavatnik School of Government and our partners will distribute the finished papers worldwide, and the papers will form the basis of a set of curricular materials on integrity and corruption, available without charge to training institutions everywhere. The papers will be jointly edited by the Session chair, Professor Christopher Stone, and by the programme’s post-doctoral research associate Izabella Corrêa.

Members

Kamel Ayadi
Kamel Ayadi

Founding Chairman of the Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Center MENA (GIACC – MENA), Tunisia.

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Shamila Batohi
Shamila Batohi

National Director of Public Prosecutions, South Africa.

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Monika Bauhr
Monika Bauhr

Associate Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Martha Chizuma
Martha Chizuma

Director-General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Malawi.

Martha Chizuma is the Director General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau effective from 1 June 2021, the first ever female to hold the position in the country. The Bureau is mandated to fight corruption through prevention, public education and law enforcement. She holds a masters in law from UK and bachelors in law (Hon) Degree from Malawi. Before joining the Bureau, she was Ombudsman of Malawi from December 2015 to May 2021. However, she has also held various positions in the judiciary and private sector. With fighting corruption being on top of the Government agenda, Martha is responsible for providing strategic leadership to operational and administrative processes at the Bureau in a manner that ensures that positive and substantive inroads are being made against corruption in Malawi and also that a correct moral tone is set for the country in as far as issues of integrity are concerned.

Izabela Corrêa 
Izabela Corrêa 

Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption, United Kingdom.

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Javier Cruz Tamburrino
Javier Cruz Tamburrino 

Director of the Financial Analysis Unit, Chile.

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Todd Foglesong 
Todd Foglesong 

Associate Professor at Munk School, University of Toronto, Canada.

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Gustavo Gorriti
Gustavo Gorriti

Founder and Director of IDL-Reporteros, Peru.

Jin-wook Kim
Jin-wook Kim

Director of the Corruption Investigation Office for High-Ranking Officials (CIO), South Korea.

Jinwook Kim is Head of the Corruption Investigation Office for High-Ranking Officials. Prior to his current position, he was head of the international affairs department at the Constitutional Court of Korea (2020–21), and head of the education department & research department, at the Constitutional Research Institute (2016–20). He holds a master of law from the National University of Seoul, where he also graduated from archeology and art history. He holds a LLM in public law from Harvard University.

John-Allan Namu
John-Allan Namu

CEO and Editorial Director of Africa Uncensored, Kenya.

Bolaji Owasanoye 
Bolaji Owasanoye 


Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Nigeria.

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Anna Petherick 
Anna Petherick 

Departmental Lecturer in Public Policy at Blavatnik School of Government, United Kingdom.

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Kathleen Roussel
Kathleen Roussel

Director of the Public Prosecutions, Canada.

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Agung Sampurna 
Agung Sampurna 

Chairman of the Audit Board of the Republic, Indonesia.

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Tanka Mani Sharma 
Tanka Mani Sharma 

Auditor General, Nepal.

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Christopher Stone 
Christopher Stone 

Chair of the Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption, United Kingdom.

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Lara Taylor-Pearce 
Lara Taylor-Pearce 

Auditor General, Sierra Leone.

Lara Taylor-Pearce is the Auditor General for the Republic of Sierra Leone. She is a Fellow of the Association of chartered certified Accountants (FCCA(UK)), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Sierra Leone). She holds an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability from the University of Cumbria. Her career began at KPMG (SL) in 1991. Since joining the Sierra Leone Public Sector in 2000, she has held senior financial management positions including; Technical Expert at the Accountant General’s Department, and Deputy Auditor General. Currently she is the Board Chair of the African Region of Supreme Audit Institutions-English speaking(AFROSAI-E), she is also the vice chair of the INTOSAI Development Initiative(IDI) Board.