Speakers

Some of this year’s speakers and panellists


Here you can find some of the speakers and panellists that will participate in this year’s conference. Participants include political leaders, experts, civil society organisations, journalists and academics and we are certain that the discussions will be interesting, creative and thought-provoking. Continue to check this space as speakers will be announced consecutively. Please click on picture for full biography.

Constancio Carrasco Daza (Mexico), Chief Justice of the High Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary.

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Mari Kiviniemi (Finland), Deputy Secretary-General, OECD.
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Yves  Leterme (Belgium), Secretary-General of International IDEA. Prime Minister of Belgium (2008 and 2009-2011).

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Dr. Lorenzo Córdova Vianello (Mexico), President Councilor of the new National Electoral Institute (INE).

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Prof. Dr. Ivo Josipović (Croatia), President of the Republic of Croatia 2010-2015. Professor of Criminal Procedure and International Criminal Law at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law.

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Luis Almagro (Uruguay), Minister of Foreign Affairs, 2010-2015, Secretary General of the Organization for American States (OAS).
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Surin Pitsuwan (Thailand), Professor Emeritus at Thammasat University, Secretary General of the Association of South East Asian Nations (2008 – 2012).

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Marin Mrcela (Croatia), Chairman of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).

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Sergii Leshchenko (Ukraine), Member of Parliament and Journalist.

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S.Y.Quraishi (India), Chief Election Commissioner (2010-2012).

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Jean-Pierre Kingsley (Canada), Professor, Ottawa University. Former Chief Electoral Officer of Elections.

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Francisco Artemio Távara Córdova (Peru), President, National Jury of Elections.

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Francisco Guerrero Aguirre (Mexico), Secretary for Political Affairs, Organization of American States (OAS).
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Obiageli Ezekwesili (Nigeria), Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI).

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Ila Sharma (Nepal), Election Commissioner. 

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Lucy Ndungu (Kenya), Registrar of Political Parties.
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José Antonio Dias Toffoli (Brazil), Magistrate, President of the Superior Electoral Court. 
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John Githongo (Kenya), CEO of Inuka.
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Ricardo Uceda (Peru), Anti-corruption journalist.
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Lilian Bokeeye Mahiri-Zaja (Kenya), Vice Chairperson at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya.

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Janos Bertok (Hungary), Head of Public Sector Integrity of OECD.
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Luie Tito Ferrer Guia (Philippines), Commissioner, COMELEC. More


Jean‐Luc Lemahieu (Belgium) Director, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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José Ángel Aquino (Dominican Republic), Magistrate, Electoral Tribunal of the Dominican Republic.
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Dr. Andrea Abel van Es (Australia), Senior Research Fellow, Electoral Integrity Project.
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María del Carmen Alanis Figueroa (Mexico), Justice, Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary of Mexico.

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Armando Novoa (Colombia), Judge, National Electoral Commission.
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Yukihiko Hamada (Japan), Policy Analyst Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Chad Vickery (USA), Director of IFES’ Center for Applied Research and Learning.
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Yuli Ismartono (Indonesia), Publisher of TEMPO English. More


Victor Shale (South Africa), Principal Consultant, Shalestone Elections and Governance Consultants.

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Tanya Henderson (USA), Founder & Executive Director Mina’s List.

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Marcin Walecki (Poland), Chief of Democratic Governance Unit ODIHR/OSCE.
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Ewout Irrgang (Netherlands), Member of the Dutch Oversight Comittee on Political Party Finances.
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Commissioner Ann M. Ravel (USA), Chair of the Federal Election Commission for 2015.

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Luis de Sousa (Portugal), founder of Transparency International Portugal.
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Raghav Chadha (India), National Spokesperson of the Aam Aadmi Party.

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Julie Ballington (New Zealand), Policy Advisor on Political Participation, UN-Women Headquarters in New York.

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Haroldo Brito Cruz (Chile), Minister of the Supreme Court.
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Alan Hudson (USA/UK), Executive Director of Global Integrity.
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Nicos Alivizatos (Greece), Member of the Venice Commission.


Philips Vermonte (Indonesia), Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

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Jagdeep Chhokar (India). Founder-Member, Association for Democratic Reforms. Former Professor and Dean, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
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Fernando Jiménez-Sánchez (Spain), Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Murcia (Spain) and GRECO evaluator for the III round (party funding).
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Ana Lúcia Henrique (Brazil), Technical Advisor for the Democratic Labour Party (PDT) Leadership at the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies.

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Kevin Casas-Zamora (Costa Rica), Senior Fellow and Director, Peter D Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter American Dialogue.

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Percy Medina (Peru), Head of Mission for Peru, International IDEA.

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Magnus Ohman (Sweden), Senior Political Finance Adviser for the International Foundation for Electoral systems.
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Lasha Tordia (Georgia), General Auditor, State Audit Office of Georgia.

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Mark Shaw (Switzerland), Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (Geneva). Full Professor and Director of the Centre of Criminology, Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town.

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Daniel Zovatto (Argentina), Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at International IDEA. 

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Robert Gerenge (Kenya), Head of Special Programmes at the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA).
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Bob Posner (UK), Director of Party and Election Finance and Legal Counsel, Electoral Commission.

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M. Joseph Birkenstock (USA), Lawyer, Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock, P.C.
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María Marván Laborde (Mexico), President of Transparencia Mexicana.
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Daniela Piccio (Italy), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Turin.
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Miguel Ongil (Spain), Collaborative Finances & Transparency for Podemos.
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Dr. Ciro Murayama Rendón (Mexico), Electoral Councilor of the National Electoral Institute of Mexico (INE).

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Daniel Tokaji (USA), Professor Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.

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Ivan Briscoe (UK), Senior Research Fellow at the Conflict Research Unit, the Clingendael Institute, Netherlands.


Barbara Jouan Stonestreet (France), Senior Legal Expert, French National Commission on Campaign Accounts and Political Party Financing (CNCCFP).

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Bob Lannon (USA), Developer for Sunlight Labs.
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Sam Van der Staak (Netherlands), Senior Programme Manager, Political Participation and Representation Programme, International IDEA.
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Levan Natroshvili (Georgia), Election Monitoring Project, Transparency International Georgia. More


Adebayo Olukoshi (Nigeria), Africa Regional Director International IDEA.
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Delia Ferreira Rubio (Argentina), Political Finance Expert.
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Catalina Perdomo (Colombia), Programme Officer for Democracy, Conflict and Security programme at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).
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Elin Falguera (Sweden), Program Officer, Political Participation and Representation Programme, International IDEA.

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