Second PIEN Consultation

The second consultation of the Public Integrity Education Network (PIEN) took place on June 5-7, 2005 at Tsing Hua University, Beijing, China.

OSI New York has approved a second-year grant to continue the work of the Public Integrity Education Network (PIEN), a joint initiative of the Center for Policy Studies and Tiri, a London-based think tank. The network currently consists of over twenty universities around the world teaching or developing courses on corruption and anti-corruption.

The second Consultation of the network took place in Beijing, China, on June 5-7. The event was hosted by the Tsinghua University, one of China’s largest and most prestigious universities. Its Anti-Corruption & Governance Research Center at the School of Public Policy and Management is a leading institution in studying anti-corruption policies in China and is currently exploring the possibilities of developing a PIEN subgroup. Over the past decade, approximately forty Chinese universities have developed Schools of Public Policy and Management, indicating the potential in a regional PIEN initiative based in the country.

Attended by network members as well as representatives of international organisations and civil society organisations, this highly successful three-day long meeting focussed on two thematic priorities seen key to reinforcing academic and training courses on corruption control and organisational integrity : the role of law enforcement in implementing anti-corruption measures and strengths and weaknesses of existing measurements of corruption. One full day was devoted to Network strategic planning issues, discussing suggestions for joint research and teaching as well as regional initiatives in the making. The Consultation also served as launch event for PIEN-China, a sub-network coordinated by TsingHua University. Participating Chinese universities were already represented at this meeting.

For more information, see the PIEN website at