Transparency Events – December 2008


If you happen to live in the Washington, DC area, here are a few events relating to government transparency to check out during the month of December:

Tues, Dec 2

“Parochial Politics: Ethnic Preferences and Politician Corruption” Presented by the Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Featuring Robin Pande, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University’s John Kennedy School of Government 4:30 p.m. @ 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Rm 714, SAIS

“Ethics and the Future of Democratic Media” (Reception / Discussion) Presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Association Featuring Stephen Ward, University of Wisconsin, Madison James Burgess Professor of Journalism Ethics. 6:30 p.m. @ 14th and F Sts. NW, National Press Club

Wed, Dec 10

Just Give Us the Data! Prospects for Putting Government Information to Revolutionary New Uses Presented by the Cato Institute Featuring Ed Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University; Gary D. Bass, Founder and Executive Director, OMB Watch; Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and Peter Swire, C. William O’Neill Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute Noon @ 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, The Cato Institute

Tues, Dec 16

Transitioning to High Definition for Government Video Applications Presented by Sony and Moderated by Steven Vito, President and Group Publisher, Government Executive 2:00 p.m. Webinar

I’ll post more events here as they get announced. To view a larger list of events head over to the Upcoming Transparency Events page at (compiled by Sunlight Foundation intern Alli Broad).