International Seminar


We understand corruption as a complex phenomenun, multicasual and that generates strong consequences in public administration and politics. That is why it is very important to understand how corruption contributes to the increase of social inequality and against the effectiveness and equal opportunities for all people.


Explore specific corruption cases in social inequalty contexts that can help understand how important accountabilty can be in helping build better social conditions in terms of justice and wealth distribution.


  1. The seminar will have four panels and three master conferences during one day.
  1. Participants will be able to get in touch with social organizations, public and academic institutions as well as international organizations. Each panel will be moderated by a recongnized journalist or a profesional comunicator.
  1. All interventions will be registered to design an academic publication with all experts participations. Also, during the seminar some interviews and videos will take place.
  1. There will be a website with all Seminar information, resume of each participant and memories of each activity.


 DAY 1


*  Welcome to the Seminar



Master Conference

Inequality and corruption in a global context

– Daniel Kaufmann, Natural Resource Governance Institue, USA

10:15- 11:30 PANEL I

Corruption and extractive industries: the Petrobras case in Brasil

The objective of the panel is to expose a paradigmatic country case from different perspectives in order to learn different proceses: from citizens blame and shame to investigation processes and penalization of corruption cases.

  • Augusto Nardes, Ministro del Tribunal de Cuentas, Brazil
  • Antonio Barros, OS Brasilia, Brazil
  • Hernán Gómez,  Journalist, Mexico

11:45-13:15 PANEL II

Market and corruption: an exclusion producer?

The objective of the panel is to expose different cases of how corruption create conditions for inequality and increase the maldistribution of wealth.

  • Paul Lagunes, Columbia University, USA
  • Florencia Guerzovich, Global Partnership for Social Accountability, Brazil
  • José Antonio Alonso, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Ignacio Trillo, Red Jurídica, Spain



“The design and negotiation of the International Comission Against Impunity in Guatemala”

  • Edgar Gutiérrez, University of San Carlos, Guatemala

 14:30-15:30 COMIDA

          15:45-17:15 PANEL III   


State Capture in Colombia: corruption as an inequality generator

In this panel the case of Colombia will be used as an international exple of the effects state capture can have over corruption. However, as will also be analyzed, different strategies can be used to diminish the condition.

  • Luis Jorge Garay Salamanca, Scientific Vortex Inc, Colombia
  • Eduardo Salcedo-Alabarán, Scientific Vortex Inc, Colombia
  • Marcela Restrepo, Corporación Transparencia por Colombia
  • Gloria Alonso, Comptroller General of the Republic of Colombia

-Gloria Amparo Alonso Masmela, Vicecontralora General de la República, Colombia (por confirmar)         


Corruption and inequality in developing countries

Elizabeth David-Barret, University of Sussex, Great Britain

18:45-20:00 PANEL IV

“National Anticorruption System: a practical case of how mexican institutions will solve corruption”

Moderator: Lourdes Morales

Members of National Anticorruption System will solve an hipothetycal case of corruption, based on the new legislation.

 Secretaría de la Función Pública, Auditoría Superior de la Federación, Instituto Nacional de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información Pública, Tribunal Federal de Justicia Administrativa, Procuraduría General de la República.