Past Event

Good (and Bad) Governance in Europe: The Historical Designs of Corruption Control

February 29, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 1512

Read a summary of the event here.

Nobody is beyond suspicion and good governance is the exception, not the rule. In her upcoming lecture, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School of Governance, will explore this key, if troubling, insight. Relying on her expertise in history, politics, and social psychology, Mungiu-Pippidi will highlight the manner in which different societies, including the Danes and the Estonians, have achieved corruption control. Through the participation of a notable slate of Columbia faculty, the event will further our understanding of the role that collective action, enlightened leaders, and strong institutions play in promoting public sector integrity.

Timothy Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Columbia University
Paul Lagunes, Assistant Professor, Columbia SIPA
Isabela Mares, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and Director of the European Institute, Columbia University

Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia SIPA

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is a professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and has been a visiting scholar at various institutions of higher education, including Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford. She chairs the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State Building and is a leading member of a five-year research project known as ANTICORRP. Professor Mungiu-Pippidi is a frequent adviser on issues of governance measurement and anticorruption to the European Commission, UNDP, Freedom House, NORAD, World Bank, and others. In 1996 she founded the think tank Romanian Academic Society, which has since played an important role in promoting good governance in Romania, and inspired and advised many civil society anti-corruption coalitions in other countries. Her research interests are in the area of Europeanization, state building, institutional transformation, and development of modern governance.

Co-sponsored by the European Institute and the East Central European Center.

Download the powerpoint presentation here.

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