Emília Sičáková-Beblavá

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Emília Sičáková-Beblavá, also known as Emilia Sicakova, PhD. (born 1975 in Snina, Slovak Socialist Republic, ČSSR) is a former head of Transparency International Slovakia,[1] a chapter of Transparency International, a global non-governmental organization devoted to fighting corruption. She is one of the foremost anticorruption activists and policy analysts in Slovakia. Currently, she is Director of Public Policy Department of Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava. She is also an Associate Professor in the same department.

Sičáková-Beblavá graduated from high school in Michalovce and received an Ing. degree (M.A. equivalent) in Commerce from the University of Economics in Bratislava in 1998. In 2004, she received her PhD from the same university based on a thesis focusing on the role of multilateral institutions in fighting corruption. In 2003, she spent a semester at the Yale University as one of its World Fellows.[2]

In 1998, Dr. Sičáková co-founded the Slovak chapter of Transparency International, and was a member of its worldwide Executive Board from 2001 until 2004. in 2004, she was one of the co-founders of the Public Policy Department mentioned above.

She is married to Miroslav Beblavý, who was the State Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic[2] between 2002 and 2006 and is currently a Member of Slovak Parliament. She has two sons, Pavol (b. 2004) and Ján (b. 2009).


  1. ^ Beata Balogova (2005-02-07). "Spirit, not letter, broken". Slovak Spectator. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  2. ^ a b Conference biographies