Keynote Speakers and Plenary Sessions

Welcome Speech: İştar Gözaydın (Gediz University)

Presidential Address: Eric Palmer (Allegheny College)

and the David Crocker Lecture (to be announced)

Keynote Speakers:

Ayşe Buğra is professor of political economy at the Ataturk Institute of Modern Turkish History at Bogazici University, Istanbul. She is the co-founder and current the director of the Bogazici University research centre Social Policy Forum where she initiated and conducted several studies on comparative social policy, inequality, poverty, and different foundations of social solidarity. She has also done research and published in the fields of history and methodology of economics, and business history. Her latest book is New Capitalism in Turkey: The Relationship between Politics, Religion and Business (Edward Elgar, 2014). Ayşe Buğra is the translator of Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation into Turkish.

David A. Crocker is Senior Research Scholar at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland. He was twice a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Costa Rica, and has taught elsewhere in Latin America and Europe. He was a founder and first president of the International Development Ethics Association. Publications include Ethics of Global Development: Agency, Capability, and Deliberative Democracy (Cambridge 2008).

Huricihan Islamoglu is a professor of economic history at Boğaziçi University and currently a Senior Fellow at Institute for Advanced Study, Nantes. Past work includes: Director of Research in the Turkish State Scientific and Technological Research Foundation’s project ‘Transformation of Agricultural in the context of Turkey’s Integration to EU’, and co-Director (with Ernest Gellner) of the Project on 'Culture and Society in Post-Socialist Societies’, Center for Study of Nationalism, Central European University. Her current research concerns political economy with a focus on the contraction of governmental responsibility within developing nations entering global economic environments.

Harsh Mander is founder and Director of Centre for Equity Studies, Delhi. His career within government and teaching has led him towards advocacy work in civil society, focused upon issues of transparency, engagement and poverty. His most recent book is Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice And Indifference In New India (Speaking Tiger Books).

Gladwell Otienois founder and Executive Director of Kenya’s Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG), a Kenyan civil society organization focused especially upon monitoring and implementation of recent governance reforms. Otieno is a former director of Transparency International Kenya, and sits on the coordination committee of the UNCAC Commission, a global network of civil society organizations in over 100 countries committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption.

Plenary Panels:

Governance and Corruption in Africa

Convenor, Sirkku K. Hellsten, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden

Anna Bossman, Director, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (IACD), African Development Bank

Edward G. Hoseah, Director General of the Preventing and Combating of Corruption Bureau in Tanzania and is a member of the Tanzania Bar Association. Vice President, International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities, Board Member of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.

Samuel Kimeu, Executive Director, Transparency International, Kenya.

George Larbi, PhD, Practice Manager Africa, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.

D.A. Masolo, Professor of Philosophy, Louisville University.