5th Global Conference on Transparency Research (GCTR)

5th Global Conference on Transparency Research (GCTR)

The 5th Global Conference on Transparency Research (GCTR) takes place at the University of Limerick from June 19 to June 21, 2017. On this occasion, the conference is being organized by the Department of Politics and Public Administration in UL in partnership with the University of Baltimore in the USA, and in association with the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Makarere University in Uganda.  
 
GCTR is the preeminent international conference bringing together leading scholars from throughout the world to collectively advance understanding of the impact and implications of transparency policies that involve governments, either directly or indirectly. The GCTR involves scholars from a wide range of fields including sociology, anthropology, political science, public administration, economics, political economy, journalism, communication sciences, business, history, philosophy, and law who study issues of transparency and openness.  The conference explores a range of transparency issues including open government, e-government, open data, corruption, the role of civil society, social equity and civic engagement
In previous years GCTR has been held at Rutgers University in Newark in the USA; at Utrecht University in the Netherlands; at the HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in Paris and at the Universita della Svizzera Italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland.
 
Over 80 academic and civil society participants from 24 different countries will attend the conference in UL.  The conference plenary, which takes place on Tuesday, June 20, will be addressed by: 
 
- Dr. Patrice McDermott, recently retired director of OpentheGovernment.org in the US; 
- Mr. William Beausang, Head of Central Expenditure Policy in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) and formerly Head of the Government Reform Unit in DPER;
- Ms. Cori Zalek, currently a senior fellow with the Mozilla Foundation working on transparency and tech policy and formerly  Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House under the Obama administration.
 
The full conference programme can be accessed at: https://www.conftool.net/transparency2017/sessions.php 
 
 
For further information contact:
 
Chris McInerney, 
Department of Politics and Public Administration