Programme and Schedule

This event was held on 30-31 October 2015. Click here for the recap.


Day 1 (Friday, 30 October 2015)

Time Topic
09:00 Welcome Speech
by Ray Forrest (Head, Department of Public Policy)

Session 1

Corruption and the State (Chair: Ian Scott)
09:20 Institutional Corruption and the State in Asia
Ian Scott (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
10:00 Break
10:30 The State and Corruption in China
Jiangnan Zhu (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
11:10 The State and Corruption in Indonesia
Sofie Arjon Schütte (U4 Anti-Corruption Centre, Norway)
11:50 Lunch
14:20 ‘Good’, ‘Bad’ and ‘Normal’ Corruption in Japan
James Babb (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK)
15:00 Rule-making and Rule-breaking: Electoral Corruption in East Asia
Jamie Seth Davidson and Erik Mobrand (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
15:40 Break

Session 2

Corruption and Development (Chair: Ting Gong)
16:00 Corruption Risks of Small Businesses in Hong Kong-Mainland Economic Integration
Tom Johnson, Ting Gong, Wen Wang and Liu Ying (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
16:40 Corruption and Equality in Asia
Jong-sung You (The Australian National University, Australia)
17:20 Corruption and Procurement in Asian States
David Seth Jones (formerly Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei)
18:00 Dinner



Day 2 (Saturday, 31 October 2015)

Time Topic

Session 3

Corruption and Society (Chair: Andrew Wedeman)
09:10 Popular Protests and Corruption in China
Andrew Wedeman (Georgia State University, US)
09:50 Corruption and Civil Society in India
Mitu Sengupta (Ryerson University, Canada)
10:30 Break
10:50 Women and Corruption: When Being a Fairer Sex Becomes a Myth
Natalia Matukhno (University of Strathclyde, UK)
11:30 Measuring Public Perceptions of Corruption in Asia
Chilik Yu (Shih Hsin University, Taiwan)
12:10 Lunch

Session 4

Controlling Corruption: Strategies, Successes and Failures (Chair: Jon S.T. Quah)
14:00 Controlling Corruption in Asian Countries: the Elusive Search for Success
Jon S.T. Quah (Anti-corruption consultant; formerly Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
14:40 Corruption Prevention: Successful Cases
Jin-Wook Choi (Korea University, Korea)
15:20 Break
15:40 Rule-based and Integrity-based Anti-corruption Approaches in Asia
Robert Gregory (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
16:20 Regional Cooperation to Curb Corruption in Asia
Bart W. Édes (Asian Development Bank, the Philippines)
17:00 Wrap-ups (publication plan, next steps and concluding remarks)
18:00 Dinner