Anti-Corruption Principles & Practice

Summary

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has. –Margaret Mead

Effective change begins at the grassroot-level by empowering citizen activists to battle against the inequitable acquisition of resources by unjust means—i.e. corruption. The fusion of academic knowledge (principles) and practical application (practices) provides the training and tools necessary to initiate seismic social change. Consequently, UNISHKA’s most important work is civil society empowerment through the training of Anti-Corruption Principles and Practices.

Anti-Corruption Studies (ACS) is emerging as a separate interdisciplinary subject that lives in the chasm between the social sciences and the humanities, with deep roots in both. From the social sciences, ACS draws upon Anthropology, Economics, Education, Law, Linguistics, Political Theory, Psychology, and Sociology. The cornerstones of Anti-Corruption Studies, however, are founded on the Humanities: Philosophy, Ethics, Religion and History. When combined with Formal Sciences (Statistics, Systems Theory, and Decision Theory), you have what can only be categorized as a new subject: Anti-Corruption Studies.

It is through Anti-Corruption Studies that UNISHKA empowers civil society activists and organizations to enhance equitability and improve the provisioning of public services for the people.

UNISHKA Talent

Jeffrey J. Coonjohn

President

A native of Alaska, Jeffrey J. Coonjohn is the founder of UNISHKA Research Service and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Operations Officer of the company. His expertise focuses on developing national anti-corruption policies and strategies as well as advising on developing the legal framework and implementation of anti-corruption initiatives in legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Jeff has participated and managed projects in the Middle East, Central Asia, South America, and Africa. Jeff’s previous assignments include: Senior Policy Advisor (Anti-Corruption) for the United Nations; Senior Advisor for Anti-Corruption at the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council in Iraq; Stability and Operations Attorney in Kosovo and Macedonia, and United States Foreign Claims Commissioner for the Southern Balkans. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California (UCLA) and a Doctorate of Law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jeff is a graduate of the International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy (IACSA) in Vienna, Austria; has authored numerous papers on the study of corruption and the rule-of-law; and teaches at the National University of Ireland-Institute for Human Rights.

Drago Kos

SME – Sports and Corruption

Drago Kos is an anti-corruption expert with specialized understanding of Sports & Corruption, having served 8 years as a professional FIFA and UEFA referee and referee observer. Mr. Kos was instrumental in drafting the Recommendation of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers on Manipulation of Sports Results (match fixing) and the Council of Europe Convention against Manipulation of Sports Results. More generally, Mr. Kos was the first chairman of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption in Slovenia and was a founding commissioner in the Joint Independent Monitoring & Evaluation Committee in Afghanistan. He has also served as the Chairman of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and as a Co-Chair of European Partners against Corruption, he is also a member of the US COGEL’s Global Affairs Committee. Previous positions include Deputy Director of the Slovenian Criminal Investigation Directorate, Vice-chairman of the European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network, and a member of the Council of Europe’s Group of Specialists on Organised Crime.

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