Four experts in open government will serve as panelists at a free seminar at Rutgers on Wednesday, February 6th. They will discuss how technology has affected issues surrounding open government, such as obtaining state and local government documents and getting access to public meetings.
The panel includes:
- Walter Luers, president of the NJ Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG)
- John Paff, chairman of the Libertarian Party’s Open Government Advocacy Project
- Suzanne Piotrowski, an academic expert on open government
- Sen. Loretta Weinberg, the NJ Senate Majority leader and author of two bills to reform the Open Public Meetings Act and the Open Public Records Act
The session will be held in the 4th floor lecture hall of the Alexander Library, 169 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ. It begins at 6:30 with light snacks/dinner, and then the discussion gets underway at 7 p.m.
The seminar is sponsored by the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, the Journalism Research Institute, and the Rutgers chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
See flyer here: http://www.jrireports.com/gpage7.html.
For directions: http://rumaps.rutgers.edu/?id=C71819