Lecturers

We seek to lead by example and offer top-notch quality. To do that, over the past eight years we have invited nearly half-a-hundred outstanding experts to teach at Transparency School in Vilnius. The School lecturers are anti-corruption and accountability leaders that come from public, private, NGO and academic sectors and offer the students unique perspectives on how to address corruption and promote transparency.

While the team of lecturers changes slightly every year, over time Transparency School has welcomed speakers from the World Bank Institute, OECD, OSCE, Global Witness, Amnesty International, Integrity Action, MySociety, Sunlight Foundation, Global Advice, U4, The Behavioural Insight Team and various Transparency International chapters and other organizations.

While we are currently finalizing the programme, we strongly encourage you to frequently revisit out website for the most up-to-date information. In the meantime, we present you the lineup of  the lecturers of Transparency School 2017.

Lecturers of Transparency School 2017
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Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen
Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen is from Germany. A lawyer by training, he founded Transparency International in 1993. Prior to that he worked in different capacities at the World Bank.
Elena A. Panfilova
Elena A. Panfilova is from Russia. She is an inspiring activist and established researcher in charge of the Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy. Since 2014, Elena is the Chairperson of TI Russia, which she founded in 1999.
Eduardo Bohórquez
Eduardo Bohórquez is from Mexico. As the head of Transparencia Mexicana, he has led the development of various initiatives and tools aimed at linking the power of data to citizens’ actions to address corruption and impunity.
Iftekhar Zaman
Iftekhar Zaman is from Bangladesh. He is the Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB).
Monica Wills Silva
Monica Wills Silva is from Colombia. She works as an Advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team in London, UK. Her current work focuses on the application of behavioural insights to anti-corruption in Latin America.
Marcin Walecki
Marcin Walecki is from Poland. He is the Head of Democratization Department with OSCE/ODIHR. Marcin is a seasoned expert who has worked on anti-corruption and political finance, political party assistance in some 40 countries.
Amira El-Sayed
Amira El-Sayed is from Egypt. She is a Programme Manager at TI Defence and Security and leads the campaign for global standards for responsible defence and security governance.
Ori Weisel
Ori Weisel is from Israel. He is a senior lecturer in the Organizational Behavior group in the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University.
Paulo Magina
Paulo Magina if from Portugal. He is the Head of the Public Procurement Unit at the OECD Public Governance Directorate since March 2014.
Sven Biermann
Sven Biermann is from Germany. He is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the not-for-profit HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform in Berlin, Germany.
Inga Springe
Inga Springe is from Latvia. She is an award-winning investigative journalist, broadcaster and one of the founders of Re:Baltica.
Povilas Poderskis
Povilas Poderskis is from Lithuania. He is one of the most prolific open data activists in the region and the driving force behind the freedata.lt initiative. Povilas is also the adviser to the Mayor of Vilnius city on IT and Open Data.
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka is Mexican/German. He is Research Coordinator at TI and a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance.
Sylvia Schenk
Sylvia Schenk is from Germany. A leading expert in the field, she is the Chair of the Working Group on Sport at Transparency International Germany.
Rugilė Trumpytė
Rugilė Trumpytė is from Lithuania. She has been leading numerous TI Lithuania initiatives on access to information, media accountability and ethics, transparency in private, public and NGO sectors.
Jacopo Leone
Jacopo Leone is from Italy/United Kingdom. He works as a Democratic Governance Officer at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
Thomas Coombes
Thomas Coombes is from Ireland. He is Head of Brand at Amnesty International. Prior to this he worked as a speech writer and press officer at the European Commission and Transparency International.
Maggie Murphy
Maggie Murphy is from United Kingdom. She is a global advocacy manager at Transparency International. Prior to this Maggie was the Geneva Representative for Minority Rights Group International. 
Julia Vogl
Julia Vogl is American & British with an international practice. She is artist dedicated to making social sculpture, engaging with site, community on social / political / economic issues.
Nick Donovan
Nick Donovan is from UK. He is a Campaign Director at Global Witness, specialising in conflict finance and corruption in natural resources.
Zuzana Hlavkova
Zuzana Hlavkova is from Slovakia. She is a whistleblower who reported dubious practices in public tenders at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She joined TI Slovakia in January 2017.
Matteo Civillini
Matteo Civillini is from Italy. He is a freelance journalist and member of Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI).
Krzysztof Garski
Krzysztof Garski is from Poland. He is in charge of the open data programme at the Mayor’s Office in Gdansk and external stakeholders’ engagement into Gdansk’s openness policy.
Nuria González
Nuria González is from Argentina.  She is Compliance Head for the South America region in Takeda Pharmaceuticals, based in Argentina. Nuria is TransparencySchool.org alumni since 2015.
Sergejus Muravjovas
Sergejus Muravjovas is from Lithuania. His focus of interest is anti-corruption  initiatives that lead to sustainable and measured change. He has led TI Lithuania since 2008 and laid the founding stones of Transparency School in 2010.
Paulius Murauskas
Paulius Murauskas is from Lithuania. He works with the topics of whistleblowers’ protection, ethical lobbying and advocates for greater use of open data.
Ingrida Palaimaitė
Ingrida Palaimaitė is from Lithuania. She is the Transparency School lead and, while at TI Lithuania, coordinates various social experiments and youth engagement initiatives. 
Previous Schools: 2016
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Cobus de Swardt
Cobus de Swardt is from South Africa. He is the Managing Director of TI,  Chair of the International Civil Society Centre, member of the Board of the UN Global Compact and the International Integrated Reporting Council. 
Elena A. Panfilova
Elena A. Panfilova is from Russia. She is an inspiring activist and established researcher in charge of the Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy. Elena is also Vice-chair of TI’s International Board of Directors and Chair of TI Russia.
Frank Vogl
Frank Vogl is American. He is one of the founding fathers of the anti-corruption movement and is a co-founder of Transparency International. Frank has more than 40 years of experience in anti-corruption, governance and banking.
Marcin Walecki
Marcin Walecki is from Poland. He is the Head of Democratization Department with OSCE/ODIHR. Marcin has worked on anti-corruption and political finance, political party assistance in some 40 countries.
Mark Pyman
Mark Pyman is from the United Kingdom. Mark is the founder of the Transparency International Defence & Security program and is a leading independent advisor to the UK Government on the management of major projects and contracts.
Maggie Murphy
Maggie Murphy is from United Kingdom. She is a Global Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator at TI. Prior to this Maggie was the Geneva Representative for Minority Rights Group International. 
Jermyn P. Brooks
Jermyn P. Brooks is British. He was a founding Board Member of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, and since 2009 chairs the 10th Principle Working Group of the United Nations Global Compact.
Julia Vogl
Julia Vogl is American & British with an international practice. She is dedicated to making social sculpture, engaging with site, community on social / political / economic issues.
David Ondrácka
David Ondracka is from the Czech Republic. He is the head of Transparency International in the Czech Republic. He  has deep expertise in good governance, government contracting and party finance.
Simon Day
Simon Day is from the United Kingdom. He serves as a senior advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team and before worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Roman Shleynov
Roman Shleynov is from Russia. He is the regional editor for Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). 
Povilas Poderskis
Povilas Poderskis is from Lithuania. He is one of the most prolific open data activists in the region and the driving force behind the freedata.lt initiative. Povilas is also the adviser to the Mayor of Vilnius city on IT and Open Data.
Sylvia Schenk
Sylvia Schenk is from Germany. She is the Chair of the Working Group on Sport at Transparency International Germany. A former athlete and a lawyer by training, she previously served as the President of the German Cycling Federation.
Thomas Coombes
Thomas Coombes is from Ireland. He is a campaigns press officer at Amnesty International. Prior to this he worked as a speech writer at the European Commission and TI. 
Marie Terracol
Marie Terracol is from France. She coordinates Transparency International’s Whistleblowing programme in Europe and Central Asia.
Coralie Pring
Coralie Pring  is from the United Kingdom. She is a Research Coordinator in the Advocacy and Research Department at Transparency International.  
Nicholas Charron
Nicholas Charron is from USA. He is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and a Research Fellow at the Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg.
Anne-Lise Bouyer
Anne-Lise Bouyer is based in Germany. She is the COO / project manager of Journalism++, a company that helps organizations work with data. 
Nicolas Kayser-Bril
Nicolas Kayser-Bril is based in Germany. He is the co-founder and CEO of Journalism++, a company that helps organizations work with data.
Katarzyna Mikołajczyk
Katarzyna Mikołajczyk is from Poland. She works for ePF Foundation, an NGO dedicated to increase civic engagement and promote transparency in authorities through new technologies. 
Sergejus Muravjovas
Sergejus Muravjovas is from Lithuania. He has been leading TI Lithuania since 2008 and is involved in such initiatives as the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Lithuania, the Clear Wave initiative for business transparency and others.
Paulius Martinkus
Paulius Martinkus is from Lithuania. Paulius leads the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance which is promoting the best corporate governance practices in private and public sectors in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Ruta Mrazauskaite
Ruta Mrazauskaite is from Lithuania. She joined TI Lithuania in 2010 and has worked extensively with public procurement, lobbying and whistleblowing and coaches international criminal law at the Model International Criminal Court School.
Stan Cutzach
Stan Cutzach is French. He is the Governance Director at Transparency International. Before TI, Stan worked on the improvement of living conditions of prisoners at the Lyon-based NGO Observatoire International des Prisons.
Boris Divjak
Boris Divjak is from Croatia. He is the director of U4 – Anti-Corruption Resource Centre in Norway. He previously worked with the World Bank and served two terms as a member of the Transparency International Board of Directors.
Andrea Franzoso
Andrea Franzoso is Italian. He holds a Msc in Law and a MBA from SDA Bocconi. Andrea also attended the Military Academy and served ten years as a police officer in the “Arma dei Carabinieri”, where he reached the rank of a Captain.
Rugilė Trumpytė
Rugilė Trumpytė is from Lithuania. While at TI Lithuania, she has been leading numerous anti-corruption projects on access to information, media accountability and ethics, transparency in private, public, as well as in NGO sectors.
Ingrida Palaimaitė
Ingrida Palaimaitė is from Lithuania. She is in charge of coordinating TI Lithuania social experiments and youth engagement initiatives. 

MEET OUR LECTURERS

Paulo Magina: Transparency in public procurements is a must 1 of 15
Sven Biermann: Private sector helps to seek for transparency 2 of 15
Zuzana Hlavkova: Whistleblowing – you must be determined 3 of 15
Inga Springe: Media can expose wrongdoings 4 of 15
Jacopo Leone: Corruption became transnational problem 5 of 15
Krzysztof Garski: Need for an open data 6 of 15
Elena A. Panfilova: Major do’s and don’ts in anti-corruption 7 of 15
Andrea Franzoso: A story of a whistleblower 8 of 15
Cobus de Swardt: Times are changing 9 of 15
Katarzyna Mikołajczyk: My dream – cities run by citizens 10 of 15
Frank Vogl: Stay modest about your achievements 11 of 15
Sylvia Schenk: The power of networks 12 of 15
Roman Shleynov: The importance of real world research 13 of 15
Peter Eigen: A fantastic opportunity to learn from each other 14 of 15
Luís de Sousa: How good governance help ordinary people? 15 of 15
Paulo Magina
Transparency in public procurements is a must
Sven Biermann
Private sector helps to seek for transparency
Zuzana Hlavkova
Whistleblowing – you must be determined
Inga Springe
Media can expose wrongdoings
Jacopo Leone
Corruption became transnational problem
Krzysztof Garski
Need for an open data
Elena A. Panfilova
Major do’s and don’ts in anti-corruption
Andrea Franzoso
A story of a whistleblower
Cobus de Swardt
Times are changing
Katarzyna Mikołajczyk
My dream – cities run by citizens
Frank Vogl
Stay modest about your achievements
Sylvia Schenk
The power of networks
Roman Shleynov
The importance of real world research
Peter Eigen
A fantastic opportunity to learn from each other
Luís de Sousa
How good governance help ordinary people?