Pippa Norris is a comparative political scientist. She is the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney; and Director of the Electoral integrity Project.
She is the former Director of Democratic Governance at the United Nations Development Programme in New York and she has also served on the executive bodies of the British Politics Group of APSA, the International Political Science Association (IPSA), and the Political Science Association of the UK.
She has worked as a consultant to the UN, OSCE, IDEA, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, NED, and UNDP. She has held visiting appointments at many universities, including Otago, Oslo, Essex, Columbia, California-Berkeley, Cape Town, Sydney, and the Australian National University.
An author and international public speaker, she has published more than 45 books, of which the most recent is Why Elections Fail (2015).
Her honours include the 2014 Karl Deutsch prize awarded by IPSA.