Friday, May



9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Opening remarks: Dr. Gabriel Aguilera, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Government for the Monterrey Region, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Welcome message
Bonnie J. Palifka, Director and founder of ACA, Tecnologico de Monterrey

Keynote address

Dr. Liz Dávid-Barrett, University of Sussex (United Kingdom) and Dr. Mihály Fazekas, Central European University (Hungary)
“Corruption risks in public procurement: using big data analytics to identify risk patterns in the Americas”

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee break

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

12:45 PM - 13:00 PM

Academia against Corruption in the Americas | English

Academic research on corruption and anti-corruption


Corruption and Politics

Danny Carr, The University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago), “Interpreting integrity: A qualitative approach”

Stephen Morris, Middle Tennessee State University (USA), “Corruption’s Persistence in Mexico: The Politics of Gatopardismo”

Rebecca Bock, Georgetown University (USA), “Leveraging U.S. Official Development Assistance to Mitigate against Corruption as a Root Cause of Irregular Migration”

Scott Greytak, Transparency International USA,  "The U.S. Legal Framework for Extraterritorial Application of American Criminal Law & the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act"

Mexico City Time

Using technology in anti-corruption

Fernanda Odilla, University of Bologna  (Italy), “Citizens and their bots that sniff corruption: Using digital media to expose politicians who misuse public money”

Ana Luiza Aranha, Pacto Global (São Paulo) “Incongruent Interactions: A Mosaic of the Brazilian Web of Accountability Institutions According to the Control Elite”

Jacopo Costa, Basel Institute on Governance (Switzerland), “The nexus between corruption and money laundering: deconstructing the Toledo‑Odebrecht network in Peru”

Closing observations: Dr. David Garza Salazar, Rector and Executive President, Tecnológico de Monterrey