Em?lia Sic?kov?-Beblav? is a researcher and university teacher. Concurrently, she serves as the Programme Director of the local chapter of Transparency International in Slovakia. She was a 2003 Yale University World Fellow and a member of the global Board of Directors of Transparency International (2000-2004). Since 2008, she serves at the advisory board of Regional Centre for Public Administration Reform of UNDP in Athens. She teaches courses on transparency and multi-level governance at the Institute of Public Policy and Economics of the Comenius University in Bratislava. In her research, she focuses on the following issues in the public-sector context: transparency, ethics, corruption and its control.