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

Event Location: 
IAB 1512
Date from: 
February 29, 2016

Nobody is beyond suspicion and good governance is the exception, not the rule. In her upcoming lecture, Professor Alina Mungiu-Pippidi 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.

A lecture with Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor, Herite School of Governance, followed by a discussion with Timothy Frye, Professor, Columbia University; Paul Lagunes, Assistant Professor, Columbia University; Isabela Mares, Professor, Columbia University; and Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and Director of the European Institute, Columbia University. The discussion will be moderated by Jan Svejnar, SIPA Professor and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University.

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

Contact Name: 
Theresa Murphy
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Event Date: 
Monday, February 29, 2016 (All day)