CEELI Conducts Third Annual Anti-Corruption Training Program in Prague:
The CEELI Institute held its third annual Anti-Corruption Training Program, “Investigating and Prosecuting Official Corruption” for a capacity audience from May 11-15, 2015 at the Villa Grebovka in Prague. The program, a signature event for the Institute, brought together investigators and prosecutors from Armenia, Georgia, Kosovo, Liberia, Moldova, Slovakia, Tunisia, and Ukraine. Participants partook in a highly interactive training program designed to walk them through the actual investigation of a case involving official corruption. Participants worked in small groups to develop their own investigation strategy, learning to use time tested investigative tools along the way, and ultimately making a recommendation to the larger conference on whether this was a case they would pursue to prosecution. The course is designed to develop and improve practical skills, augmented by expert guidance and instruction. This year’s keynote speaker was Dragos Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, who led an impressive faculty of anti-corruption experts and practitioners, including Homer Moyer, Miller & Chevalier, Washington, Susan Ringler, Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Alcoa, Andrew Levchuk, a former federal prosecutor, Denise Messemer, Director of the Foreign Services Practice of PwC, and Jean-Michel Ferat, Managing Director, The Claro Group, Washington D.C.