Can We Make Anti-Corruption Sustainable?

12.8.2017, 10:30AM to 12:00PM
From left to right: Frank Brown, Dr. Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio, Andrew Wilson, and Prof. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

The Center for International Private Enterprise and the Partnership for Transparency co-hosted an event that asks, “Can We Make Anti-Corruption Sustainable?”

Dr. Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio gave her first speech in the United States since her recent election to Chair of the International Board of Directors of Transparency International.

Dr. Ferreira Rubio, an internationally recognized political scientist from Argentina, discussed her vision regarding the challenges in the fight against corruption, with a particular focus on countries where major positive developments are unfolding. Among the key questions addressed: Are the recent advancements sustainable?

This speech was followed by a panel discussion moderated by CIPE’s Managing Director Andrew Wilson, with Dr. Ferreira Rubio, CIPE Senior Program Officer Frank Brown, and Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.


Welcoming Remarks

  • Andrew Wilson, Managing Director at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)


  • Frank Vogl, Co-founder of The Partnership for Transparency and Transparency International

Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Ferreira Rubio, Chair of the International Board of Directors, Transparency International

Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Ferreira Rubio, Chair of the International Board of Directors, Transparency International
  • Frank Brown, Senior Program Officer for Anti-Corruption, Center for International Private Enterprise
  • Prof. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance
  • Andrew Wilson, Managing Director, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) (discussion moderator)

Watch the video below:


Speaker Bios:

  • Andrew Wilson is the Managing Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Washington, DC. Prior to assuming the role as head of the organization, Wilson was Deputy Director for Strategic Planning and Programs, where he oversaw staff efforts to develop and implement program strategies, coordinate internal proposal development, monitor knowledge management activities, and manage relationships with donors. Previously, he was the Regional Director for Europe, Eurasia, and South Asia at CIPE, where he directed grant and technical assistance programs to the aforementioned regions and coordinated CIPE’s corporate governance efforts across the globe. Working with CIPE he has extensive experience in dealing with private sector development issues in conflict and post-conflict settings, crafting successful business strategies to reduce corruption, encouraging entrepreneurship development, strengthening business advocacy, and the promotion of economic reform. He is currently a co-chair of the Private Sector Council at the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
  • Frank Vogl is the co-founder of two leading international non-governmental organizations fighting corruption — Transparency International and the Partnership for Transparency Fund. He teaches at Georgetown University, writes regular “blog” articles on corruption for and lectures extensively. Frank is also a specialist in international economics and finance with more than 45 years of experience in these fields – first as an international journalist, then as a senior World Bank official and, since 1990, as the president and CEO of a consulting firm, Vogl Communications Inc. Learn more about Frank Vogl on his website.
  • Dr. Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio, before being elected chair of Transparency International’s International Board of Directors, was the former president of Poder Ciudadano, Transparency International’s chapter in Argentina. She has served as chief advisor for several representatives and senators at the Argentine National Congress and has advised the Constitutional Committee of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the National Accounting Office. Currently she works as an independent consultant, and has consulted on anti-corruption related issues with international organizations and NGOs, mainly in Latin America. She has a Ph.D. in law from Madrid’s Complutense University and is the author of numerous publications on democratic culture and political institutions, comparative politics, and public and parliamentary ethics. Dr. Ferreira Rubio was elected to TI’s board in 2008 and 2011 and then again as chair in 2017.
  • Frank Brown is a senior program officer at CIPE on the anti-corruption and trade teams. Prior to joining CIPE, Brown spent 15 years as a journalist, the last 11 of them based in Moscow, where he was the bureau chief for Newsweek magazine. Over the course of his journalistic career, Brown reported on conflicts in Russia, Serbia, Kosovo and Sri Lanka, as well as on business, politics, and religion. He holds degrees from Columbia and Yale universities.
  • Prof. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Her research centers on anti-corruption policy and good governance. Mungiu-Pippidi chairs the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS) where she managed the FP7 research project ANTICORRP, and currently the Horizon 2020 project DIGIWHIST. Her governance work is cited and applied by a string of development organizations, by some EU governments and the European Commission. Mungiu-Pippidi has received the Harvard University Shorenstein Fellowship, an Open Society Institute Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship and the Jean Monnet Fellowship of the European University Institute. She is President of the Romanian Academic Society (SAR) and founder of the social media watchdog platform Clean Romania! ( She studied political science at Harvard University after completing a Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 1995 at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi in Romania.


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