Emil Bolongaita

Dr. Emil Bolongaita is a Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy & Management at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the head of CMU-Australia, where he teaches a course on grand corruption and rule of law. In 2016, Dr. Bolongaita conducted a pioneering study of the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and found that only a handful of the 41 signatories effectively enforced laws against foreign bribery, which significantly contributed to grand corruption in many developing countries.

Prior to his appointment at CMU-Australia, Dr. Bolongaita was the Unit Head of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He received his PhD in Government and International Relations and his Masters in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University.