RIACS Current Associates


Melanie Manion

Melanie Manion is Vor Broker Family Professor of Political Science at Duke University. She studied philosophy and political economy at Peking University in the late 1970s, was trained in Far Eastern studies at McGill University and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and earned her doctorate in political science at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on contemporary authoritarianism, with empirical work on bureaucracy, corruption, information, and representation in China. She is the recipient of numerous research awards, including awards from the National Science Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and American Council of Learned Societies. Her newest research, in collaboration with Charles Chang, analyzes state management of the social media in China. Her newest book, Information for Autocrats (Cambridge University Press, 2015), examines representation in Chinese local congresses. Previous publications include Retirement of Revolutionaries in China (Princeton University Press, 1993), Corruption by Design (Harvard University Press, 2004), and Chinese Politics: New Sources, Methods, and Field Strategies (edited with Allen Carlson, Mary Gallagher, and Kenneth Lieberthal, Cambridge University Press, 2010). Her articles have appeared in journals including American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, and China Quarterly. She is an award-winning teacher.

Vincenzo Musacchio

Vincenzo MUSACCHIO (born in Termoli 1968) Jurist. He graduated in Law in 1992 at "Teramo University” with the highest grades and publication of thesis in the Criminal Law Journal directed by Gian Domenico Pisapia. Professor of criminal law at various italian universities recently at the High School of Education Council Presidency in Rome.  He currently holds the position of Chairman of the Regional Anti-Corruption Commission of Molise. He has worked with UE on fraud and corruption in Europe. He is member of the scientific committee of several national and international criminal law reviews. He participated in the Commission for the Reform of the Criminal Code (Commission Vassalli). He worked for the European Union Council in the field of human trafficking. He collaborated with the Brazilian Criminal Law Institute in an international project on the relationship between the economy and organized crime in the European Union (IBCCRIM). Is a special expert in criminal law and corruption of the Council of Europe.

Prof. Musacchio's article: Regionalization of the Fight Against Corruption in Italy

Dagmar Radin

Associate Professor of Political Science, Mississippi State University

Dr. Radin got the Ph.D in  Political Science from University of North Texas. Her areas of specialization include comparative politics, health policy, and democratization of Central and Eastern Europe. She has published her work, including on corruption, in the Social Science and Medicine, East European Politics and Society, International Political Science Review, and others. 

José G. Vargas-Hernández
Research Professor, University of Guadalajara

Professor Vargas-Hernández got PhD in Public Administration from Columbia University and  PhD in Economics from Keele University, England. He has participated in more than 200 international academic events and in more than 500 national events. Published four books and more than 200 papers in international journals and reviews (some translated to English, French, German, Portuguese, Farsi, Chinese, etc.) and more than 300 essays in national journals and reviews.

JiuChang Wei
Associate Professor, University of Science and Technology of China

Dr. Wei received his PhD in Management Science and Engineer from University of Science and Technology of China. His primary research interests are risk and crisis management, sustainable development in China, information management.

Jiangnan Zhu
Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

Dr. Zhu got her Ph. D of Political Science from Northwestern University.  Her research interest lies in Chinese political economy, especially corruption and anticorruption in China. 

Yong-duck Jung
Professor/President, Seoul National University/Korean Social Science Research Council

Dr. Jung has served as senator of SNU, trustee of the Hansung University, president of the Korean Association for Public Administration (2001) and the Korea Institute of Public Administration (2006-2009), executive member for the IPSA’s Research Committee on Globalization and Governance and the Japanese Association for the Study of Political Society, and council member of the ASPA’s Section on Chinese Public Administration. 

Amir Farmanesh
Assistant Professor of Policy Studies, VCU Wilder School

Dr. Farmanesh got Ph.D. in Policy Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interest includes enabling policy environments, applied business and quantitative ethics (e.g., illicit financial flows, anti-money laundering, and business bribery), and the application of data mining in the social sciences context under the brand of “insighti.ca”.

Norman Abjorensen
Visiting Fellow
Australian National University

Bruce Afran
School of Law, Rutgers University

Jay Albanese
Virginia Commonwealth University

Frank Anechiarico
Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law
Hamilton College

Roderic Broadhurst
Professor ARC Center for Excellence in Policing and Security
Australian National University

Charles Cadwell
The Urban Institute

Carlos Carach
Professor/Senior Economist, Human Development Study
Escuela Superior de Economia y Negocios/ United Nations Development Program/ El Salvador

Marie Chene
Research Coordinator
Transparency International

Ko-lin Chin
Rutgers University

Russell Coombs
Associate Professor of Law
Rutgers University

Nyron N. Crawford
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science 
Temple University

Marcus Felson
Rutgers University

James Fincke
Rutgers University

Scott Fritzen
Associate Professor
National University of Singapore

Ting Gong
City University of Hong Kong

Plamen Georgiev
Adjunct Professor
Center for Risk Assessment and Security Studies, New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Angela Gorta
Principal Analyst
Police Integrity Commission, NSW, Australia

Arthur Guarino
Instructor in Finance
Rutgers University

Robin Hodess
Director of Policy and Research
Transparency International Germany

Edward G. Hoseah
Director General
Prevention and combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), Tanzania

James Jacobs
Professor of Law
New York University, School of Law

Michael Johnston
Charles A Dana Professor of Political Science
Colgate University

Susanne Karstedt
Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, Unviersity of Leeds

Axel Klein
University of Kent, United Kingdo,m

Tony Kwok Man-wai
International ANti-corruption Consultant

Peter Larmour
Reader, Public Policy and Governance
Australian National University, Australia

Cecilia Lavena
PhD, Research Assistant
School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers Unviersity-Newark

Shiu-Hing Sonny Lo
Adjunct Professor
University of Waterloo, Canada

William B. Magrath
Lead Natural Resources Economist
The World Bank

Rob McCusker
Director, Centre for Fraud and Financial Crime, Teesside University
Teesside University and Australian Institute of Criminology

John McFarlane
Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, RegNet, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
ADFA-University of NSW, Australia

George Mills
European Union Rule of Law Mission, Kosovo

Eleanor Nichol
Corruption researcher
Global Witness, United Kingdom

Nikolay Nayden
Associate Professor
Sofia Unbiversity "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Nikos Passas
Northeastern University

Suzanne J. Piotrowski
Associate Professor
School of Public Affairs and Adminsitration, Rutgers University-Newark

Stanislaw Pomorski
Distinguished Professor of Law, Emeritus
School of Law
Rutgers University-Camden

Henry Pontell
University of California, Irvine

Jon S.T. Quah
Anti-Corruption Consultant

Susan Rose-Ackerman
Yale University

Andrew Rossner
Associate Dean for Professional Education and Direcor of the Institute for Professional Education
Rutgers Unviersity

Andreas Schloenhardt
Associate Professor
The University of Queensland, TC Bernie School of Law, Australia

Lydia Segal
Assocaite Porfessor of Business Law and Ethics
Suffolk Universty, Sawyer Business School

Iryna Serabrakova
Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Belarus

Jason Sharman
Professor and Queen Elizabeth II Fellow
Griffith University, Australia

Sally Simpson
Professor and Chair
Department of Criminology and CJ, University of Maryland

Michael Symons
Executive Director, Investigation Division
Independent Commission Against Corruption, Australia

Robert Waldersee
Executive Director of the Corruption Prevention Division
Independent Commission Against Corruption, Australia

Howard Whitton
International Consultant, Visiting Fellow
National Insitute for Governance, University of Canberra, Australia

Steven Wood
Adjunct Assistant Professsor, Department of Sociology
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)


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