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Professor Alina Mungiu-Pippidi chairs the European Research Centre for Anticorruption and State-Building (ERCAS) at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where she teaches democratization and comparative public policy. She was the principal investigator of a 2015 EU Dutch Presidency report on trust and public integrity in EU-28 and designer of the public integrity index. The author of A Quest for Good Governance, (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and a consultant for the World Bank, UNDP, OECD, and the European Commission, Dr. Mungiu-Pippidi has been a leader of civil society anticorruption coalitions in Romania, and her good governance collective action designs were replicated in the Balkans, Ukraine and Latin America.