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  • The AACI to Start Teaching His Majesty King Abdullah II’s Sixth Royal Discussion Paper

    Mike Masoud, Sr. Director, The Middle East and Africa with Petra News and Al Rai newspaper — Jordan

     

    "Amman, August 8 (Petra) — The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) will be teaching the content of His Majesty King Abdullah II’s sixth Royal Discussion Paper: “Rule of Law and Civil State” at the universities which the AACI cooperates with globally, said Mike Masoud, senior director of The AACI in the Middle East and Africa.

     

    He told Petra, on the sideline of Bright Jordan company delivering its Anti-Corruption certificate, that AACI considers the sixth Royal Discussion Paper as a primary anti-corruption resource in developing countries.

     

    This Discussion Paper is a prerequisite to any effective national anti-corruption strategy”, he added.

     

    Masoud stated that awarding this certificate for a local Jordanian company working in the healthcare sector is considered a precedent in the Middle East in terms of implementation of anti-corruption and transparency measures. Continue reading.

  •  The Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption (CCEAC) of the University of Ottawa, Canada

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    On April 25, 2017, The AACI and the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption (CCEAC) of the University of Ottawa signed a general agreement to cooperate and innovate in pursuing their respective missions globally. It is a long-term strategic professional and business relationship that will focus on both developed and developing countries.

     

    The parties will promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education, training, and advisory. The scope of cooperation includes, but not limited to, the following:

     

    1. Organizations’ Anti-Corruption Certification Program: The AACI will cooperate with the CCEAC to deliver the Organizations’ Anti-Corruption Certification Program in Canada and other countries.

    2. Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM) management credential: The AACI will provide the CACM and its review course to the CCEAC constituents at preferential prices.

    3. The AACI and the CCEAC Innovative Initiatives: The AACI and the CCEAC will work together to capitalize on the University of Ottawa Centre for Continuing Education infrastructure and the parties’ market reach to design and offer innovative anti-corruption initiatives.

    4. Develop and Deploy Cutting-Edge Anti-Corruption Programs. The AACI and the CCEAC will work on developing highly reputable anti-corruption training programs and jointly marketing them globally.

    5. Student Membership: The AACI and the CCEAC will work together to promote student membership among the University of Ottawa students.

    6. Empower Academia Students to play a visible and effective role in preventing fraud and corruption in their local communities Launch Innovative Local Corruption Prevention Initiatives

     

    The agreement was signed by Mr. L.B. Files, President of The AACI, and Mr. Serge Blais, Executive Director of The CCEAC.

     

    The AACI continues its expansion globally and partners with premier universities and research centers to pursue its mission.

     

    Read the press release.

  • The AACI and Texas A&M University Cooperate

     

    The complete an hour-long interview with Rt. Hon. Bruce George, an exceptional election fraud expert and British politician who served in the UK parliament for more than 36 years.Rt. Hon. Bruce George is a member of The AACI board of advisors.

     

    The AACI and Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX, look forward to additional collaboration, cooperation, and the development of our innovative project leading toward becoming the world leader in corruption prevention with the Certified Anti-Corruption Executive (CACE) credential. This is a world changing executive development experience, the only one dedicated to real-world solutions to the prevention of corruption in the first place, - not just fighting corruption.

     

    For more information, contact us at academia@THEAACI.com

  • Development of Anti-Corruption Three Credit Hours Course  with Aqaba University of Technology, Aqaba - Jordan

     

    In May 2016, The AACI and Aqaba University of Technology (AUT) signed an unprecedented agreement in the Middle East and Africa to develop an anti-corruption three credit hours course to offer it at AUT as a required course to all its students.

     

    The course contents, design, and mode of delivery are innovative and respond to what academia needs to play a proactive role in preventing fraud and corruption.

     

    AUT will market this course to Jordan universities as well as Arab and African universities.

  • The AACI in Richmond, Virginia

     

    “Ethics, Leadership and Respect”

     

    April 2014. Invited by The leadership of Henrico County Leadership Conference, in Richmond Virginia, Mr. L. Burke Files, President of The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) participated in this conference earlier this month.

    As Mr. Files stated " I spoke at the Henrico County Leadership Conference, in Richmond Virginia. The theme for this year presentation was “Ethics, Leadership and Respect”. This group had the finest batches of questions on corruption and its impact I have had to date. There was no fear of how they looked in front of others, except a bit of a challenge to ask even better questions. What is all the more surprising is that there where student from 7th grade through high school! What an awesome bunch. I cannot thank Edie Curry or Carole Haarve enough as my co-speakers and two true leaders."

     

    The AACI is committed to support all the academic initiatives that help students and faculty play an active role in corruption prevention.

     

  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

     

    April 2014. Invited by The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Mr. L. Burke Files, President of The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) addressed selected students about The AACI, its mission, and what it does to prevent corruption. The AACI deeply believes in the role of students and faculty in fighting corruption. The AACI is actively engaged in the Academia of the USA and other parts of the world.

     

    Currently, The AACI has close ties with several universities in the Middle East and Africa.

     

    " Had a great chance to speak about ..... of the American Anti-Corruption Institute at the University of Alabama School of Law. It was great to speak with lawyers to be about the perils of corruption and to get their feedback. So many amazing graduate of the School it would pages to type, but a few of my favorites are Hugo Black, US Supreme Court Justice, Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity, Autherine Lucy, - you have to look her up, and one of my favorite authors Gay Talese. Also - an awesome and gracious host - many thanks to Andrew Morris.

       — at The University of Alabama." L. Bukr Files

     

  • The AACI in Jordan

     

    On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, The AACI launched its operations in Jordan.  Administered by The AACI's exclusive approved vendor in Jordan, Albatross Consulting conducted the launch event at Sheraton hotel in Amman. The president of The AACI, Mr. L.b. Files addressed the audience and discussed with them the opportunities and challenges of fighting corruption. The event was attended by the deputy of the Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, senior financial institutions officials, civic society representatives, academicians, business leaders and other interested parties.

     

    The AACI delivers its services outside the US through local partners. Currently, The AACI has exclusive approved vendors in the Middle East in each of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Jordan.

  • Aqaba University of Technology, Aqaba - Jordan

     

    In April, 2016, The AACI and Aqaba University of Technology (AUT), Aqaba - Jordan signed a multi-faceted general agreement to establish and facilitate educational experiences between The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) and AUT in order to support their students and faculty members.

     

    The AACI and AUT agree to promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education, research and other relevant issues.  Such cooperation may include, but is not limited to: the following:

     

    1. Conduct lectures at AUT
    2. Participate mutually in conferences of either party
    3. Empower AUT students to play a visible and effective role in preventing fraud and corruption in the Jordanian society: The AACI will work with AUT to establish a student association titled “The AACI Students Association”; the third of its kind in the Middle East.
    4. Launch innovative local and regional corruption prevention initiatives

     

     

  • Qatar University

     

    On December 13, 2013, The AACI and Qatar University (QU), Doha - Qatar signed a multi-faceted general agreement to establish and facilitate educational experiences between The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) and College of Business & Economics of QU in order to support their students and faculty members.

     

    The AACI and QU agree to promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education, research and other relevant issues.  Such cooperation may include, but is not limited to: the following:

     

    1. Conduct Co-Research in the Middle East
    2. Conduct lectures at Qatar University
    3. Participate mutually in conferences of either party
    4. Empower Qatar University students to play a visible and effective role in preventing fraud and corruption in the Qatari society:   The AACI will work with Qatar University to establish a student association titled “The AACI Students Association”; the first of its kind in the Middle East.
    5. Launch innovative local and regional corruption prevention initiatives

     

     

  • The AACI in Qatar

     

    DOHA:  October 22, 2013 Birzeit Consulting Qatar, a professional services company providing an integrated spectrum of internal control and anti fraud/corruption advisory and training services, has formally announced a strategic partnership with The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI).

     

    The event was marked by the inauguration of “Corruption Prevention in Financial Institution” in the presence of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) Governor H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al Thani here yesterday.

     

    Addressing the event, Lawrence Burke Files, President, The AACI noted fighting corruption is multifaceted and should always be carried out with a disciplined approach.

     

    The AACI believes that decision makers should always have anti-fraud intelligence. It believes that management is the weakest cycle that usually jeopardizes any anti-corruption effort in any entity.  The AACI fills this gap and provide effective means to battle fraud and corruption.

  • Arab American University, Jenin - Palestine

     

    On September 6, 2015, The AACI and the Arab American University (AAUJ), Jenin - Palestine, signed a multi-faceted general agreement to establish and facilitate educational experiences between The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) and AAUJ in order to support their students and faculty members.

     

    The AACI and AAUJ agree to promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education, research and other relevant issues.  Such cooperation may include, but is not limited to: the following:

     

    1. Conduct Co-Research in the Middle East
    2. Conduct lectures at AAUJ
    3. Participate mutually in conferences of either party
    4. Empower AAUJ students to play a visible and effective role in preventing fraud and corruption in the Palestinian society:   The AACI will work with AAUJ to establish a student association titled “The AACI Students Association”; the second of its kind in the Middle East.
    5. Launch innovative local and regional corruption prevention initiatives

     

  • The AACI and Al-Qasemi Academy - Academic College of Education, Baqa El-Gharbia - Israel

     

    In May 2016, The AACI and Al-Qasemi Academy - Academic College of Education (Al-Qasemi), Baqa El-Gharbia - Israel, signed a multi-faceted general agreement to establish and facilitate educational experiences between The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) and Al-Qasemi in order to support their students and faculty members.

     

    The AACI and Al-Qasemi agreed to promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education, research and other relevant issues.  Such cooperation may include, but is not limited to: the following:

     

    1. Conduct lectures at Al-Qasemi
    2. Participate mutually in conferences of either party
    3. Empower Al-Qasemi students to play a visible and effective role in preventing fraud and corruption in their society: The AACI will work with Al-Qasemi to establish a student association titled “The AACI Students Association”; the fourth of its kind in the Middle East.
    4. Launch innovative local corruption prevention initiatives

     

  • Obour Institutes, Obour City - Egypt

     

    In December 2015, The AACI presented a lecture at Obour Institutes, Obour City - Egypt titled " The Role of Private Sector in Preventing Corruption."

     

    The AACI representative met with the Institutes's President and several Deans and discussed the prospects of cooperation between the Institutes and The AACI.

     

     

     

  • Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Saudi Arabia

     

    In April 2014, The AACI lectured at Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia. Titled " The Role of Private Sector in Preventing Corruption,"  the lecture was followed by Q&A that lasted more than an hour.

     

    The AACI representative met with the Chamber's officials and discussed the prospects of cooperation between the Chamber and The AACI.

     

    The following are selected Arabic media coverage of the lecture:

     

    Riyadh newspaper

     

    المعهد الأمريكي لمكافحة الفساد يحاضر في غرفة الرياض عن

    دور القطاع الخاص في المكافحة

     

     http://www.alriyadh.com/929882

     

    Al-Jazira.com, newspaper

     

    خبير أمريكي يستعرض الوقاية من الفساد بالشركات

     

    http://www.al-jazirah.com/2014/20140424/ec3.htm

     

    Al-Watan newspaper

     

    لمعهد الأميركي يحاضر عن "الفساد"

     

    http://www.alwatan.com.sa/Politics/News_Detail.aspx?ArticleID=185838

     

  • King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

     

    In October 2015, The AACI lecture at the Department of Finance & Economics - King Fahad University of Petroleum % Minerals.

     

    The lecture titled " The Private Sector is a Major Player in Corruption Prevention."

     

     

     

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