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WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Joyce Rumery, Dean of Libraries
Mike Hastings, Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs Link to the transcript of the introductions
Cary Coglianese, Deputy Dean and Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania Law School. In his presentation, The Politics of Open Government, Professor Coglianese delivered many of the of the points from his paper, "The Transparency President? The Obama Administration and Open Government," originally published in Governance, volume 22, number 4, pages 529-544 (October 2009). (Full text is available through the Worldwide Political Science Abstracts database.)
PANEL ONE : Meeting the Mandate -- National and Statewide Perspectives
Mark Woodard, former Editor-in-Chief, Bangor Daily News, moderator
Amanda Wood, Director of Governmental Affairs, the office of U.S. Senator Susan Collins
Kelly Hokkanen, General Manager, InforME, a partner of Maine.gov
Tarren Bragdon, Chief Executive Officer, The Maine Heritage Policy Center
Sunny Skye Hughes, Assistant Professor, UMaine Communication & Journalism Department, moderator
Jim Campbell, Board Member of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition, Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Maine Library Association, and host of Notes from the Electronic Cottage for WERU-FM Community Radio
PANEL TWO : Transparency Trends -- Getting Beyond the Buzzword
Irwin Gratz, MPBN, moderator
Amy Fried, Associate Professor, UMaine Department of Political Science
Carolyn Ball, Associate Professor, University of Maine Department of Public Administration
Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito, Associate Professors, UMaine New Media Department
PANEL THREE : Trust and Truth in Documentary Filmmaking
Aron Gaudet, Director, Gita Pullapilly, Producer, and cast members Bill Knight, Joan Gaudet, and Jerry Mundy
of the film, THE WAY WE GET BY.
Aron and Gita shared their perspectives on the subjectivity of journalism and filmmaking, and how they tried to balance respecting the privacy of those featured in THE WAY WE GET BY with capturing documentary film footage. Bill, Joan, and Jerry let us know what it was like to make their lives relatively transparent. Our discussion was informed by:
Documentaries (in Name Only) of Every Stripe, by A.O. Scott, New York Times, October 13, 2010
Documentary Filmmakers Decide How to Present Compelling Evidence, by Michael Rabiger, Nieman Reports, Fall 2001
The following .pdf document includes sample news releases, articles and notes from the Cohen Papers related to the topic of transparency. For more information about the context of these items in the collection or to access additional materials, please contact the Cohen archivist.
Open government : [collaboration, transparency, and participation in practice] / edited by Daniel Lathrop and Laurel Ruma; Beijing; Cambridge [Mass.] : O'Reilly, 2010. Fogler Library call number : JF1525 .A8 O64 2010 Link to URSUS record
"What Is Transparency?" Carolyn Ball, published in Public Integrity, 11.4 (Oct 2009): 293-308. Full text available through the Worldwide Political Science Abstracts database.
Full disclosure : the perils and promise of transparency / Archon Fung, Mary Graham, David Weil; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Fogler call number : JC598 .F86 2007 Link to URSUS record. The authors also direct The Transparency Policy Project at Harvard University.
The right to know : transparency for an open world / Ann Florini, editor; New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. Fogler call number : JC598 .R547 2007 Link to URSUS record
Who needs to know? : the state of public access to Federal government information / Patrice McDermott; Lanham, Md. : Bernan Press, 2007 Fogler call number : KF5753 .M33 2007 Link to URSUS record
Blacked out : government secrecy in the information age / Alasdair Roberts; Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Fogler call number : JC598 .R62 2006 Link to URSUS record
Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series
The Max Kagan Family Foundation
The William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce