On October 6, 2017 ILEA Budapest held an alumni event and special break out session in Sofia, Bulgaria, for the 35 Bulgarian participants of the 2017 ILEA Anticorruption Series. U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria Eric Rubin, the Deputy Minister for Bulgaria’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) Milko Berner and ILEA Director Susan Ostrobinski provided the opening remarks to approximately 100 Bulgarian officials. Other senior level Bulgarian attendees included the MOI Secretary General and two ILEA alumni, the Deputy Chairman of the State Agency for National Security and the current Deputy chair of GERB (a political party). Director Ostrobinski led the breakout session, which focused on how the alumni were leveraging their ILEA training to effect change within their institutions.