Corruption is a form of dishonest behavior that is harming Indonesia. Nationwide and internationally, there are already various political anti-corruption campaigns, but it has to be acknowledged that the efforts to banish corruption not only rises as part of a political movement. Scientists and practitioners in many fields have started to delve into research about corruption. As part of the development of science, the Faculty of Psychology held an International Short Course on Psychology (ICSP). The theme of that event was “Corruption, Culture, and Moral Psychology: From Research to Policy”.
The series of ICSP events lasted for 11 days, starting from October 17 until October 27, 2017. That event gave the opportunity for college students, especially psychology students from all around the world, to understand corruptive behavior scientifically. The participants of ISCP were 26 students (18 international students and 8 local students). Ten participants earned the UNODC scholarship and two participants were funded by Macquarie University. The international students that participated in this event came from Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, China, Pakistan, Australia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Out of the 26 participants, 25 of them followed through until the end of the event. One participant had to leave due to health reasons.
The event officially started on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, and was greeted by academics from the faculty. Prof. Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti, MMedSc., Ph.D. as Vice Dean of Research and Community Service and Galang Lufityanto, S.Psi., M.Psi., Ph.D. as Head of ISCP gave opening remarks. After the opening ceremony, the participants were encouraged to attend the workshops to understand more about corruption.
The speakers that are invited to deliver the materials also came from outside Indonesia. Here are the international speakers for the ISCP workshop: Prof. Dr. Jan-Willem van Prooijen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Steven Gawthorpe, Ph.D. Candidate (Interdiciplinary Corruption Research Network), Katja Hinz, M.A. (IIEP UNESCO), Madeline Ong, Ph.D. (Singapore Management University), and Prof. Xun Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology). Indonesian speakers for ISCP were Rita Listiawati Djayusman, S.Sos., M.Res. (UNODC Indonesian Office), Prof. Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti, M.MedSc., Ph.D. (Fakultas Psikologi UGM), Galang Lufityanto, M.Psi., Ph.D. (Fakultas Psikologi UGM), Hasrul Halili, S.H., M.A. (UGM Berintegritas), Laras Susanti, S.H., LL.M. (PUKAT UGM), Sutarimah Ampuni, S.Psi., M.Si. (Fakultas Psikologi UGM), Meta Zahro Aurelia, M.Sc. (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Wahyu Jati Anggoro, S.Psi., M.A. (Fakultas Psikologi UGM), Dr. Wenty Marina Minza, M.A. (Fakultas Psikologi UGM), Aftina Nurul Husna, S.Psi., M.A., Richo Andi Wibowo, LL.M., Ph.D. (Fakultas Hukum UGM), Eddy Kiswanto, M.Si. (PSKK UGM), and Dr. Bevaola Kusumasari, M.Si. (FISIPOL UGM).
The event ran smoothly. On the first and second day, participants were asked to understand more about corruption from many perspectives. From the third day until the eighth day, participants were given material on research methods and plan research on corruption, and the participants were asked to execute their research. On the ninth day, participants went to Desa Wisata Anti Korupsi. After 11 days, ISCP ended with the launch of Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network : Chapter Indonesia 3 (ICRN). ICRN is a network for researchers on corruption from various fields. [Dita]