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Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School in Berlin, where she chairs the European Research Centre for Anticorruption and State-Building (ERCAS).

Alina consults for various governments and international organizations and contributed to the World Bank Development Report, the International Monetary Fund, the European Parliament as principal investigator on ‘clean trade’, the Swedish Government on the effectiveness of good governance assistance programs, the EU Dutch Presidency on trust and public integrity in EU-28, the European Commission DG Research on governance innovation, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on measuring corruption, among others.

Her research projects have resulted in resources like, and Mungiu-Pippidi has recieved the Harvard University Shorenstein Fellowship, an Open Society Institute Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship and the Jean Monnet Fellowship of the European University Institute. She is President of the Romanian Academic Society (SAR) and founder of the social media watchdog platform Clean Romania! ( She studied political science at Harvard University after completing a PhD in Social Psychology in 1995 at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi in Romania.

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