Lecturers

We seek to lead by example and be of top-notch quality. To do that, over the past ten years we have invited nearly one 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 slightly changes every year, over time Transparency School has welcomed speakers from the World Bank Institute, OECD, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Global Witness, Amnesty International, U4, The Behavioural Insight Team, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, Global Investigative Journalism Network, Open Contracting Partnership, Corruption Watch, Integrity Action, MySociety, Sunlight Foundation, Global Advice 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.

Lecturers of Transparency School 2019
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Elena A. Panfilova
Elena A. Panfilova, an inspiring activist and established researcher, is from Russia.
Graham Barrow
Graham Barrow is from the United Kingdom. He works in senior roles across Global Banking, Global Markets, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management.
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).
Elizabeth Wala
Elizabeth Wala is from Kenya. She is the Programme Director for Health Systems Strengthening at Amref Health Africa in Kenya.
Lolita Čigāne
Lolita Čigāne is from Latvia. She has been active in Latvian public life since mid-1990s.
Eduardo Bohórquez
Eduardo Bohórquez is from Mexico. He is the Executive Director of Transparencia Mexicana. 
Margo Smit
Margo Smit is from the Netherlands. Since 2017, she has been news ombudsman for all journalistic content at the NPO, the Dutch public broadcasting system.
Paul Conway
Paul Conway is from the United States. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Florida State University.
Sergejus Muravjovas
Sergejus Muravjovas is from Lithuania.  Since 2008, he has led TI Lithuania and successfully laid the founding stones of Transparency School in 2010.
Kristina Reinsalu
Kristina Reinsalu is from Estonia. She works as a Program Director of e-Democracy at e-Governance Academy.
Paulo Magina
Paulo Magina is from Portugal. He is the Head of the Public Procurement Unit at the OECD Public Governance Directorate since March 2014.
Jurgis Didžiulis
Jurgis Didžiulis is from Lithuania/Colombia. He is an artistic Activist, Corporate Edutainer, Inspirational Troubadour, Purposeful Performer, Motivational Musician.
Jermyn P. Brooks
Jermyn P. Brooks is from the UK. He currently chairs the Business Advisory Board of Transparency International (TI) and is a board member of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva.
Elanas Jablonskas
Elanas Jablonskas is from Lithuania. He is the Head of Immunity Board (Central police anti-corruption unit) of the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior.
Valeriia Voshchevska
Valeriia Voshchevska is from Ukraine. She is the global social media manager for Amnesty International.
Matteo Civillini
Matteo Civillini is from Italy. He is a freelance journalist and a member of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a non-profit investigative journalism centre.
Ingrida Kalinauskienė
Ingrida is from Lithuania. She is the Transparency School lead and a Chief Operating Officer at TI Lithuania.
James Watson
James Watson is from the UK. He is an Advisor in the Behavioural Insights Team’s (BIT) Home Affairs and International Programmes team.
Rugilė Trumpytė
Rugilė Trumpytė is from Lithuania. She is a senior manager at TI Lithuania with 8 years of professional experience in anti-corruption and transparency.
Dominic Eagleton
Dominic is from the UK. He is a Senior Campaigner with the UK-based NGO Global Witness.
Zuzana Hlávková
Zuzana  Hlávková is from Slovakia. She is a whistleblower who reported dubious practices in public tenders at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka is from Mexico/Germany. He is Research and Knowledge Coordinator at TI and a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance.
Maggie Murphy
Maggie Murphy is from the United Kingdom. She is a former Director for Public Policy and Sport Integrity at the Sport Integrity Global Alliance.
Andrew Feinstein
Andrew Feinstein is from South-Africa. He is the Executive Director of Corruption Watch and an investigative writer, broadcaster and campaigner. 
Jaro Šatkevič
Jaro Šatkevič is from Lithuania. For the last 20 years, he was managing IT projects, building products and running startup companies.
Previous Schools: 2018
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Elena A. Panfilova
Elena A. Panfilova, an inspiring activist and established researcher, is from Russia.
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).
Sergejus Muravjovas
Sergejus Muravjovas is from Lithuania.  Since 2008, he has led TI Lithuania and successfully laid the founding stones of Transparency School in 2010.
Valeriia Voshchevska
Valeriia Voshchevska is from Ukraine. She is the acting global social media manager for Amnesty International.
Matteo Civillini
Matteo Civillini is from Italy. He is a freelance journalist and a member of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a non-profit investigative journalism centre.
Ingrida Kalinauskienė
Ingrida is from Lithuania. She is the Transparency School lead and a Chief Operating Officer at TI Lithuania.
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka is from Mexico/Germany. He is Research and Knowledge Coordinator at TI and a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance.
Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio
Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio is from Argentina. She is the chair of Transparency International and the former president of Transparency International’s chapter in Argentina, Poder Ciudadano.
Sven Biermann
Sven Biermann is from Germany. He is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of the not-for-profit HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform in Berlin, Germany.
Daniel Freund
Daniel Freund is from Germany. He leads Transparency International’s work on the integrity of the EU institutions.
Eric Reese
Eric Reese is from the United States. He is an Associate Director at Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University and has spent his career working and partnering with organizations around the world to improve public sector performance. 
Amos Schurr
Amos Schurr is from Israel. Senior Lecturer at the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from The Technion, Haifa.
Hera Hussain
Hera Hussain is from the UK. She is a young leader in the open data and open government community working as the Senior Advocacy Manager at the Open Contracting Partnership.
Wesley Chibamba
Wesley Chibamba is from Zambia. He is the Executive Director of Transparency International Zambia.
Nuria González
Nuria González is from Argentina. Her transparency and anti-corruption journey includes the private, public and international sectors combined with academia. Nuria is TransparencySchool.org alumni since 2015.
Andrea Franzoso
Andrea Franzoso is from Italy. He holds a MSc in Law and a MBA from SDA Bocconi. He also attended the Military Academy and now is a screenwriter for “Loft Produzioni”.
Ruth Persian
Ruth Persian is from Germany. She is an Advisor in the Behavioural Insights Team’s (BIT) Home Affairs and International Programmes team. She has worked on the design and evaluation of interventions to curb corruption in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
Sam Leon
Sam Leon is from the UK. He leads Global Witness’s work on investigative data journalism and digital storytelling.
Anne Koch
Anne Koch is from the UK. She is the Program Director at the Global Investigative Journalism Network (https://gijn.org/).
Lena Diesing
Lena Diesing is from Germany. She is an expert on public procurement and integrity. Lena has been working on different aspects of public procurement as part of her role as policy analyst at the OECD, including the Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS),  reviews of OECD countries and beyond.
Claire Martin
Claire Martin is from Ireland. She joined Transparency International in 2011. As of January 2015, Claire has taken on the role of Knowledge Coordinator on TI’s Public Procurement work and is currently project lead on the Safeguarding EU Funds through Integrity Pacts project.
Previous Schools: 2017
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Elena A. Panfilova
Elena A. Panfilova, an inspiring activist and established researcher, is from Russia.
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).
Eduardo Bohórquez
Eduardo Bohórquez is from Mexico. He is the Executive Director of Transparencia Mexicana. 
Sergejus Muravjovas
Sergejus Muravjovas is from Lithuania.  Since 2008, he has led TI Lithuania and successfully laid the founding stones of Transparency School in 2010.
Matteo Civillini
Matteo Civillini is from Italy. He is a freelance journalist and a member of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a non-profit investigative journalism centre.
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka is from Mexico/Germany. He is Research and Knowledge Coordinator at TI and a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance.
Maggie Murphy
Maggie Murphy is from the United Kingdom. She is a former Director for Public Policy and Sport Integrity at the Sport Integrity Global Alliance.
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.
Sven Biermann
Sven Biermann is from Germany. He is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of the not-for-profit HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform in Berlin, Germany.
Nuria González
Nuria González is from Argentina. Her transparency and anti-corruption journey includes the private, public and international sectors combined with academia. Nuria is TransparencySchool.org alumni since 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Andrea Franzoso
Andrea Franzoso is from Italy. He holds a MSc in Law and a MBA from SDA Bocconi. He also attended the Military Academy and now is a screenwriter for “Loft Produzioni”.
Ingrida Palaimaitė
Ingrida Palaimaitė is from Lithuania. She is in charge of coordinating TI Lithuania social experiments and youth engagement initiatives. 
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.
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.
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.

MEET OUR LECTURERS

Eduardo Bohorquez: The power of small initiatives in Mexico 1 of 36
Paul Conway: How to predict our dishonest behaviour? 2 of 36
Margo Smit: People want to be informed 3 of 36
Matteo Civillini: What does it mean to be an investigative journalist? 4 of 36
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka: How can we measure corruption? 5 of 36
Elena A. Panfilova: Where to start? 6 of 36
Dominic Eagelton: What is corruption in extractive industries and why does it matter? 7 of 36
Andre Feinstein: Why is Defence sector important? 8 of 36
Wesley Chibamba: On land-grabbing and sextortion 9 of 36
Graham Barrow: Anti-money laundering 101 10 of 36
Jacopo Leone: Who controls our democracy 11 of 36
Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio: Corruption as a global challenge 12 of 36
Matteo Civillini: The role of mafia in corruption export 13 of 36
Daniel Freund: EU lobbying standards need changes 14 of 36
Eric Reese: Open Data and government 15 of 36
Claire Martin: Harms of corruption in public procurement 16 of 36
Amos Schurr: Justifying your behaviour and cheating 17 of 36
Anne Koch: The challenge is to ask the right question 18 of 36
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka: Measuring corruption 19 of 36
Andrea Franzoso: Whistleblowing. My story 20 of 36
Sam Leon: Using Open Data to identify corruption 21 of 36
Zuzana Hlavkova: Whistleblowing. My story 22 of 36
Paulo Magina: Transparency in public procurement is a must 23 of 36
Sven Biermann: Private sector and transparency 24 of 36
Inga Springe: The power of media 25 of 36
Jacopo Leone: Why should we care about corruption? 26 of 36
Krzysztof Garski: What’s the secret behind open data? 27 of 36
Elena A. Panfilova: Major do’s and don’ts in anti-corruption 28 of 36
Andrea Franzoso: A story of a whistleblower 29 of 36
Cobus de Swardt: Times are changing 30 of 36
Katarzyna Mikołajczyk: My dream – cities run by citizens 31 of 36
Frank Vogl: Stay modest about your achievements 32 of 36
Sylvia Schenk: The power of networks 33 of 36
Roman Shleynov: The importance of real world research 34 of 36
Peter Eigen: A fantastic opportunity to learn from each other 35 of 36
Luís de Sousa: How good governance help ordinary people? 36 of 36
Eduardo Bohorquez
The power of small initiatives in Mexico
Paul Conway
How to predict our dishonest behaviour?
Margo Smit
People want to be informed
Matteo Civillini
What does it mean to be an investigative journalist?
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka
How can we measure corruption?
Elena A. Panfilova
Where to start?
Dominic Eagelton
What is corruption in extractive industries and why does it matter?
Andre Feinstein
Why is Defence sector important?
Wesley Chibamba
On land-grabbing and sextortion
Graham Barrow
Anti-money laundering 101
Jacopo Leone
Who controls our democracy
Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio
Corruption as a global challenge
Matteo Civillini
The role of mafia in corruption export
Daniel Freund
EU lobbying standards need changes
Eric Reese
Open Data and government
Claire Martin
Harms of corruption in public procurement
Amos Schurr
Justifying your behaviour and cheating
Anne Koch
The challenge is to ask the right question
Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka
Measuring corruption
Andrea Franzoso
Whistleblowing. My story
Sam Leon
Using Open Data to identify corruption
Zuzana Hlavkova
Whistleblowing. My story
Paulo Magina
Transparency in public procurement is a must
Sven Biermann
Private sector and transparency
Inga Springe
The power of media
Jacopo Leone
Why should we care about corruption?
Krzysztof Garski
What’s the secret behind 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?