Sept. 1, 2016
How Democratic Will This Year’s Presidential Transition Be?
Experts to Weigh in at Wednesday Forum
WHAT: A forum in which experts on presidential transitions will explore the importance of employing democratic governance principles in carrying out transition planning, and discuss a Public Citizen project examining the transition period both before and after the election. Transition planning is among the most important work in determining the trajectory of a presidential administration. Although this work is taxpayer-funded to varying degrees, few of the transparency and ethics rules that cover ordinary government work apply.
WHO: Keynote: Norman L. Eisen, retired U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, former Obama administration ethics czar, fellow in governance studies, Brookings Institution
Presentation: “Monitoring the transition team efforts of the presidential nominees” by Taylor Lincoln, research director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division
Panel Discussion: Lisa Gilbert, director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division (moderator)
Heath Brown, assistant professor of Public Policy, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center, New York, N.Y.
David Eagles, director, Center for Presidential Transition, Partnership for Public Service
Sean Moulton, open government project manager, Project on Government Oversight
Kevin R. Kosar, senior fellow and governance project director, R Street Institute
WHEN: 9 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, Sept. 7
WHERE: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
RSVP: By using this link.