Alina Mungiu-Pippidi teaches Democratisation and Policy Analysis at the Hertie School of Governance since 2007.
She studied political science at Harvard University after completing a PhD in Social Psychology in 1995 at the University of Iasi in Romania. She chairs the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State Building Research and co-directs the EU FP7 five years research project ANTICORRP. She serves as an adviser on issues of anti-corruption to the European Commission DG Home, after having consulted in the past for UNDP, Freedom House, NORAD, DFID and World Bank, among others. She was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard, Stanford, the European University Institute and St. Antony's College of Oxford University, among 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.