Is Our Government too Open?

Reformers have tried to improve public access to information about decision making in government for decades. But some influential commentators now argue that the drive for transparency has gone too far, undermining the capacity of elected officials to reach agreement on policies and to make those policies work. March 13-19 is Sunshine Week - a nationwide celebration of access to public information. It is a good time to ask: Is our government actually too open? 

 

Join the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs for a debate on transparency in the federal government between Professor Bruce Cain and Professor Charles Lewis, moderated by Barbara Petersen. The debate will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in Fred W. Smith Forum (Room 200) at RJI. Refreshments will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. Both speakers' books will be available for purchase. 

 

Register to attend this event here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Smith Forum, Room 200 401 S. Ninth Street, Columbia, MO 65211

Event Type

Lectures, Panels/Forums

Sponsors

Public Affairs

Website

https://www.rjionline.org/events/open...

Cost

Free

Department
Public Affairs
Contact Name

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Administrative Offices

Contact Phone

573-884-9121

Contact Email

rji@rjionline.org

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