The seminars were held by the Faculty of Law and were organized jointly by the University of Salamanca and the General Secretariat for International Cooperation.

One of the central themes of the seminars was corruption and how it hindered countries ability to boost their policies on health and education. The inaugural conference was led by the Secretary General of the Conference and Minister for Justice of Latin American Countries, Arkel Benitez. He believes that fighting corruption from smaller institutions such as municipalities is paramount.  For this reason, he sought to enhance the role of justice.  Doing this will require officials who will be ready to take a step forward and enhance justice and also increase its budget, he said.

Benitez asked to decentralize corruption and to counteract the influence of certain anthropological processes on our societies´ cultural patterns. He therefore believes that education on corruption plays a very important part in this change.

At the opening of the seminars I was accompanied by Professor Nicholas Rodriguez from the General Secretariat for International Cooperation and the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Ricardo Riveroy, as well as Arkel Benitez, the Secretary General of the General Conference on International Cooperation.

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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