Access to Information and Accountability: A Global Context | Wilson Center
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Access to Information and Accountability: A Global Context

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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

Speakers

  • Jacqueline Peschard

    Mexico Institute-Comexi Short-term Scholar
    IFAI
  • Andrew Selee

    Former Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute
    President, Migration Policy Institute
  • Catalina Botero

    Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • Thomas Blanton

    Director, National Security Archive
  • Marcos Mendiburu

    Senior Specialist in Social Development, World Bank
  • Karen Finnegan

    Deputy Director Office of Government Information Services
  • Mauricio Merino Huerta

    Public Policy Scholar
    Professor-Researcher, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE), Mexico City
  • 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
  • Patrice McDermott

    Executive Director, Open the Government
  • Vivek Ramkumar

    Manager, International Budget Partnership