Italian lessons in the art of tackling corruption

Corruption has been a hot topic in Italy. Dr Maria De Benedetto will talk about the lessons learnt at Flinders, Victoria Square, tomorrow (Tuesday 15 September). Photo: Shutterstock

Italian lessons in how to tackle corruption will be served up tomorrow evening when one of Italy’s leading experts on corruption speaks at Flinders Victoria Square today (15 September) at 5pm.

Professor Maria De Benedetto, who is Professor of Administrative Law of Economics in RomaTre University’s Department of Political Science, will draw on Italy’s experience to highlight the effects of corruption on administrative performance – and how to combat it.

From the traditional heartland of the Mafia, she will look at the many complex reasons for corruption, including the historical, sociological, economic and political factors that cause it and share why it remains a hot topic that needs contributions from scholars to translate words into concrete policies and effective institutional interventions.

Professor De Benedetto, who will be speaking as a guest of Flinders University’s Centre for Crime Policy and Research (CCPR), is a graduate of La Sapienza University School of Law (Rome), where she earned her Ph.D. in “Organization and Functioning of Public Administration”.

She has been an adviser to a number of national institutions including the Italian Antitrust Authority and the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers.

She has also been part of various public bodies such as the Commission for the revision of Civil Code for Heritage, and the Unit for the simplification and the quality of regulation, and is currently member of the Italian National Research Council Ethics Commission.

Event time: 5-6.30pm

Location: Room 1, Level 1 (crnr. Flinders Street and 182 Victoria Square)

You can read the event flyer here.


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