Alina Mungiu Pippidi
Head of the Romanian Research Team
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi teaches in the field of Democratisation Studies at the Hertie School of Governance. She studied political science at Harvard University after completing a PhD in Social Psychology in 1995 at the University of Iasi in Romania. She taught at the University of Bucharest and SNSPA Romania, and was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford, Harvard, the European University Institute and St. Antony's College of Oxford University, among others. She is a board member of the International Forum of Democracy Studies and the Journal of Democracy. She has consulted for Freedom House, UNDP and World Bank on issues of state building in the Balkans and former Soviet Union. In 1996 she founded the think tank Romanian Academic Society, which has since played an important role in promoting good governance in Romania.
Recent publications include:
- Mungiu Pippidi, A. Deconstructing Balkan Particularism: The Ambiguous Social Capital of Southeastern Europe, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 45–65, 2005.
- Mungiu Pippidi, A. Moldova’s 'Twitter Revolution', Journal of Democracy, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2009.
- Mungiu Pippidi, A Seeking the Virtuous Circle: Migration and Development in the Balkans, Development and Transition, No. 2, pp. 7-11, 2005.