The Embassy of Canada and the National Endowment for Democracy present the sixteenth annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World.
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance
on “The Rise and Fall of ‘Good Governance’ Promotion”
Reception to follow from 7:30—8:30 pm
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is a policy scientist who chairs the European Research Center for Anticorruption and State-Building (ERCAS) at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where she holds the chair in Democracy Studies. A Romanian by birth, she created and chaired for many years the Romanian Academic Society, the country’s leading think tank, and the Coalition for a Clean Romania, an anti-corruption alliance. She also served in 1996 as the first anticommunist news director of Romanian public broadcasting.
Her books include The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and A Tale of Two Villages (CEU Press, 2010). The latter was screened as a documentary by the BBC. She has published articles in Nature, Foreign Policy, the Journal of Democracy, and several public policy journals and has frequently been cited in the Economist and other prominent media. She consults for the World Bank and various European institutions, and also serves as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy and the research council of the International Forum for Democratic Studies.
The Embassy of Canada
Johns Hopkins University Press
Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University