UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Innovative Strategies in Fighting Corruption in the Corporate Sector

09 March 2016, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Room 433, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street, WC1H 0BW

On 9 March 2016, Dr Elena Denisova-Schmidt (University of St Gallen) and Professor Alena Ledeneva (UCL SSEES) will present their paper ‘Innovative Strategies in Fighting Corruption in the Corporate Sector’ 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 Alena Ledeneva (to be published January 2017).

Elena Denisova-Schmidt is a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. She has taught and conducted research at the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, and the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Before moving into academia, Denisova-Schmidt worked for the VSMPO-Avisma Corporation in Russia. Her current research interests cover corruption and informal practices in various settings in Russia and Ukraine.

Alena Ledeneva is Professor of Politics and Society at University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies. She is an internally renowned expert on informal governance in Russia and has published widely on corruption, informal practices, and the role of networks and patron client relationship in Russia and beyond. Her books have become must-read sources in Russian studies and the social sciences. Currently, she is the pillar leader of the EU-funded ANTICORRP research project and works on the Global Encyclopaedia of Informality.

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 contact Dr Philipp Köker (p.koeker@ucl.ac.uk).