The first Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Forum is in the books. On the 17th & 18th of June 2016, the Volkshotel in Amsterdam hosted the first interdisciplinary corruption research forum “How to research corruption?” that brought together corruption researchers from over 22 countries.
If you are interested in a detailed summary of the ICR Forum Amsterdam, please download the conference proceedings here.
You might be wondering “why are young researchers travelling all the way from Pakistan, Hong Kong or Trinidad and Tobago to Amsterdam?”. The answer is corruption. Or rather trying to get a better understanding how this intricate phenomenon can be researched and understood.
The ICR Forum focused on enabling an exchange between different disciplinary approaches to study corruption. It included presentations and workshops on the main methods to study corruption. But it also had some of the most established thinkers and doers on the topic of corruption giving inspiring keynotes: Dr. Shaul Shalvi (University of Amsterdam), Dr. Dieter Zinnbauer (Transparency International), Dr. Nikos Passas (International Anti-Corruption Academy) and Prof. Dr. Bo Rothstein (Oxford University). The video recordings of their talks will shortly be available on this website.
The event was organized by Nils Köbis (VU Amsterdam), Anna Schwickerath (University Düsseldorf), Oksana Huss (University Duisburg-Essen), Annika Engelbert (Ruhr University Bochum), Corinna Martin (VU Amsterdam) and funded by the Dutch Science Organization (NWO) - and it will not be the last of its kind. The next ICR Forum is already scheduled to take place in Paris in 2017. The event also inspired (anti-)corruption researchers to create an informal exchange network, which you can join on Facebook.