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Integrity and Values in Government Programme

A three-day programme aimed at individuals who are running for public office

The next date for this programme will be announced soon.

The Blavatnik School of Government is committed to promoting excellence in government through professional training. As part of this commitment the Blavatnik School runs a three-day programme: “Integrity and Values in Government.” Participants are individuals who intend to run for public office. They are also joined by a selected number of alumni from the School’s Master of Public Policy programme who have been involved in campaigns or are elected officials.

The programme is led by senior academics from the School, alongside practitioners experienced in campaigning who will facilitate participants to reflect and critically evaluate the moral commitments that inform public policy. They will explore individual and structural factors that can lead to systemic corruption and what can be done to counter these and build integrity in the field of political campaigning. Programme participants will complete a pre-programme assignment, attend keynote lectures, and work on specific cases studies and problem solving in smaller groups.

Topics covered by the programme include:

  • the ethics of integrity; 
  • concepts of integrity and corruption;
  • how to strengthen integrity during a political campaign; and
  • practitioners’ insights into campaigning.

The three days also provide various networking opportunities for the participants and a chance to visit some of the landmark sights in Oxford.

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