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    International Whistleblowing Research Network Conference

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    START DATE 18 June 2015
    START TIME 09:15am
    LOCATION Hotel Europe, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    END DATE 19 June 2015
    END TIME 01:00pm

    This conference is designed for academic staff, postgraduate students, researchers, human resource and legal practitioners, trade unionists and whistle-blowers who are interested in whistleblowing research .

    Keynote speakers are internationally renowned for their expertise in this area. Shorter presentations will be made by people from a range of European and non-European countries.

    Delegates will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to discuss issues which are important to them.

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    Day 1

    9.15 am    Welcome and introduction

    9.30 am   Marcia Miceli, Janet Near and AJ Brown (US & Australia): "Organizational encouragement of whistleblowing:Learning from the Australian experience"

    10.30am  Maria Batishcheva & Viacheslav Vorontsov (Russia): "Finding Best Practices of Whistleblowing Worldwide: 'Matrix of Whistleblowing'"

    Andre Oostdijk, Frank Maas, Tanja Verheij, Mariska Peeters (The Netherlands): "Organisational culture as biggest obstruction to whistleblowing".

    Johan Røed Steen (Norway): "Implementing whistleblowing legislation: the contents and effects of whistleblowing procedures in Norway".

    11- 45 am  REFRESHMENTS

    12. Kate Kenny (Northern Ireland):  "Whistleblowing in banking organizations: truth or trend?"

    Radu Ionescu (Romania):  "Whistleblowing as risk reduction: critical infrastructure managers' attitudes"

    1PM  LUNCH

    2pm  David Lewis and Wim Vandekerckhove (UK): "Whistleblowing in the NHS: lessons from the qualitative and quantitative research for the Francis Review".

    3pm Angie Ash (UK): "Whistleblowing in the wind? An ethical response to contexts of complicity in health and social care".

    Marianna Fotaki (UK): "Whistleblowing and mental health: a new weapon for retaliation?"


    4-15PM Richard Hyde & Ashley Savage (UK): "Whistleblowing without borders: the risks and rewards of transnational whistleblowing networks."

    Flutura Kusari (Belgium):"Whistleblower's rights in international missions: the case of Maria Bamieh and Eulex (Kosovo)"

    5-15 pm  CLOSE OF DAY ONE

    Day 2

    9-15am   Tom Devine (US): "Whistleblowing and the national security loophole".

    10.15 am  Suelette Dreyfuss (Australia):  "Whistleblower protection laws in G20 Countries:the methodology of international comparisons of legislative and institutional context".

    Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (Bosnia and Herzegovina): "Whistleblower protection in South East Europe: an overview of laws, practice and recent initiatives".

    Lenka Frankova (Czech Republic): "The protection of whistleblowers in the Czech republic and in comparison with other countries".


    11-45 AM   Panel discussion led by AJ Brown (Australia): Future research agendas and strategies


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