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Access to Information and Accountability: A Global Context

The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, IFAI, the Citizen’s Initiative for the Promotion of the Culture of Dialogue, and CIDE are pleased to invite you to, “Access to Information and Accountability: A Global Context.” The aim of the event will be to exchange views on the impact of the right to access information and its use by civil society in order to increase governmental accountability.

Date & Time

Oct. 11, 2012
8:30am – 12:30pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Access to Information and Accountability: A Global Context

Event Agenda

8:30am - Opening Remarks

  • Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Jacqueline Peschard, IFAI

9:00 – 10:30am - The Right for Access to Information: a Cross-border Experience

  • Catalina Botero, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Thomas Blanton, Director, National Security Archive
  • Marcos Mendiburu, Senior Specialist in Social Development, World Bank
  • Karen Finnegan, Deputy Director Office of Government Information Services

Moderated by: Jacqueline Peschard, IFAI

10:45am – 12:15pm - Access to Information and Accountability: Civil Society Experiences

  • Elio Villasenor, Director, Citizen’s Initiative for the Promotion of the Culture of Dialogue
  • Oscar Chacon, Executive Director, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities
  • Ellen Weiss, Executive Editor, Center for Public Integrity
  • Patrice McDermott, Executive Director, Open the Government
  • Vivek Ramkumar, Manager, International Budget Partnership

Moderated by: Mauricio Merino, CIDE

12:15 – 12:30pm - Concluding Remarks:

  • Mauricio Merino, CIDE
  • Elio Villasenor, Director, Citizen’s Initiative for the Promotion of the Culture of Dialogue

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