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11 January 2021

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Corruption and Anticorruption in Brazil & China

The Brazil and Lau China Institutes are seeking submissions for the Education 4 Justice (E4J) Brazil and China Conference.

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The King's Brazil Institute and the Lau China Institute of King’s College London are inviting junior academics based in Brazilian and Chinese universities who research and teach corruption-related subjects to a conference funded by the UNDOC’s Education for Justice (E4J) initiative.

The ‘E4J Brazil and China’ (E4J-BC) Conference will be held virtually on 15-19 March 2021.

The overall goal is to disseminate the best research and teaching practices in Brazil and China on an international level. We aim to:

a) democratise global corruption and anti-corruption studies curriculum by bringing perspectives from two key emerging powers, Brazil and China; and

b) create networks and synergies for future research and teaching collaboration.

Given travel restrictions and social distancing due to the pandemic and the 11-hour time difference between Brazil and China, the conference will take place online, with a combination of asynchronous and synchronous elements.

All paper presenters will receive a 300 USD book voucher.

The conference will include:

  1. Live sessions with keynote speakers on corruption and anticorruption topics
  2. Live Q&A sessions (synchronous) to discuss the participants’ pre-recorded videos (15 minutes) presenting their respective papers (asynchronous)
  3. Live sessions on teaching (anti-) corruption using the E4J tools and material



We invite researchers and academics from all disciplines with a maximum of 10 years from their PhD, based in Brazil and China to submit a short bio (max 200 words) and a paper proposal (max 300 words) to

We accept paper proposals on:

1) any topic related to corruption and anti-corruption and either country-specific (focusing on Brazil or China) or comparative studies of the two countries; and

2) on didactic tools and examples of teaching corruption and anticorruption in either Brazil or China.

We particularly encourage researchers carrying out research on the following areas to apply:

  • Corruption in the public and private sectors
  • Gender and corruption
  • Youth and corruption
  • Corruption and human rights
  • Corruption and development
  • Corruption and ethnic relations
  • Comparative politics of corruption
  • Citizen participation in anti-corruption
  • Anti-corruption practice and innovation
  • Anti-corruption education
  • Regional and international anti-corruption instruments and their impact on Brazil and China


Submissions should be in English. All live sessions will be in English. Pre-recorded video presentations at the conference may be in English, Portuguese, or Chinese.

Submission deadline: 24 January 2021

Selected proposals announcement: 1 February 2021

Pre-recorded videos (15-min presentations of selected proposals) need to be sent by 22 February 2021 in order to be subtitled by our team and made available on the event’s website.

For inquiries and to submit your proposal, please e-mail us at:

Download the call for submissions: