Phyllis Dininio is an affiliate scholar at American University’s Transnational Crime and Corruption Center and a consultant to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations. Her publications include the USAID Handbook for Fighting Corruption (1998), the World Bank’s Improving Governance and Controlling Corruption (coeditor, 2006), the U.S. Integrity Assessment and Scorecard for Global Integrity (2004), and several articles and book chapters on corruption. A recognized expert in the anti-corruption field, she regularly presents corruption overviews to foreign delegations for the U.S. State Department, serves as a governance adviser for the Development Gateway, is an external reviewer and contributor to Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report, and has provided advice on fighting corruption to senior officials at the U.S. National Security Council. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, an M.A. in Political and Economic Development from the Fletcher School, and a B.A. in Economics and Sociology (magna cum laude) from Harvard University.
John Heilbrunn is an assistant professor for the Graduate Program in the International Political Economy of Resources at the Colorado School of Mines and a research associate of the Centre d’Etudes d’Afrique Noire of the Institut d’Etudes Politique, Bordeaux. Before joining the faculty at the Colorado School of Mines, Heilbrunn was a senior public sector reform specialist at the World Bank. He has considerable experience as a consultant to multilateral and bilateral donors. Heilbrunn has published a number of articles on African development, corruption and governance, and postconflict state reconstruction. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from UCLA.
Nicholas Hopkinson is a director at Wilton Park, a think tank and conference center affiliated with the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office; previously, he was deputy director at Wilton Park (2002–5) and a member of the academic staff (1987–2002). He studied International Politics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (B.A. with Honors) and International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa (M.A.) and was awarded a Graduate Diploma from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna, Italy. His publications include a book (Parliamentary Democracy, Ashgate/Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, 2001); more than 100 Wilton Park Papers and reports on (among other things)