Seminar Series on Innovations in Corruption Studies: ‘How Societies Develop Control of Corruption’

On 3 February 2016, Professor Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin) will give a talk with the title ‘Understanding Virtuous Circles: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption’ as part of the seminar series ‘Innovation Studies in Europe and beyond’. The series is presented jointly by the UCL ANTICORRP team, the SSEES Centre for European Politics, Security and Integration (CEPSI) and the Slavonic and East European Review (SEER). The series will bring together distinguished speakers from ANTICORPP partner institutions across Europe and prepare for the launch of a SEER special issue on innovations in corruption studies edited by Professor Alena Ledeneva (to be published January 2017).

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School of Governance. She directs the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State Building Research ( and is Chair of Policy Pillar and of WP12 for the FP7 ANTICORRP project. She serves as an adviser to the EU Commission and previously consulted for UNDP, Freedom House, and the World Bank. Her research interests are in the area of Europeanization, state building, institutional transformation, and development of modern governance.

The seminar will be followed by an informal discussion over coffee/tea and a light sandwich lunch.

All students, staff and visitors are welcome. No registration required.

For more information, please download the seminar schedule below or contact Dr Philipp Köker (

ANTICORRP-CEPSI Seminar Schedule 2016