This week, the CEELI Institute is conducting an anti-corruption training in Tunis, Tunisia. The courses, focusing on corruption detection and financial investigation techniques, have been taught and led by Goran Klemencic, the former director of the Slovenian Anti-Corruption Agency, Jerry Rowe, a financial crimes consultant, and CEELI Institute Executive Director Chris Lehmann. Topics of the training include: costs of public corruption and bribery, identifying corruption, and developing investigation plans to stop potential criminal activity. More information about the CEELI Institute’s programs and plans in Tunisia can be found on our website here.
The CEELI Institute is proud to host a screening of the powerful documentary Call Me Kuchu on Wednesday, May 14 at 19:00. The documentary follows the efforts of Ugandan activist David Kato, during the final year of his life, as he fights to bring equality and freedom to LGBT men and women, known as “kuchus”, in his country. Learn more about the film at the event’s Facebook page.
CEELI Institute is delighted to welcome Christopher Lehmann as our new Executive Director. Mr. Lehmann comes to the Institute from Washington, D.C., where he served as the Principal Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training. He brings a wide range of experiences, from designing and implementing justice reform programs all over the world, serving overseas for the DOJ in Pakistan and Russia, and practicing as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. To learn more about his background, read his full bio here.
CEELI Institute is happy to announce that our annual report for 2013-2014 is now available. The report follows the progress of our ongoing projects, like our work in Tunisia, and introduces our newest and upcoming programs, such as our approaching Anti-Corruption course. All annual reports can be found here.
Last Friday, April 10, the CEELI Institute was delighted to receive the Honorable Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, U.S. Ambassador to Malta, at the Vila Grébovka for a visit. While in Prague, Ambassador Abercrombie-Winstanley attended the third annual World Forum on Governance, co-sponsored by the Brookings Institute and Zaostreno. There she met CEELI Institute Executive Director Christopher Lehmann and accepted his invitation to visit the Vila and learn more about the CEELI Institute.