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Prof. Shane to host symposium examining government transparency in China

July 21, 2010 | Faculty

A symposium on “Government Transparency and Public Participation in the United States and China” will take place Friday, July 30 at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. Organized by Professor Peter Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law at Moritz, the symposium will feature presentations by faculty at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and executives from HuBei Administrative Institute.

Topics include public information disclosure, citizen engagement with public administration, and public participation in the legislative process in China and the United States. Here is a tentative schedule and biographies of the symposium’s participants.

To attend this free event, please respond to by Wednesday, July 28.

In 2008-09, Professor Shane served as executive director to the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, and was the lead drafter of its report, Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age (2009). A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Professor Shane clerked for the Hon. Alvin B. Rubin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He served as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel and as an assistant general counsel in the Office of Management and Budget, before entering full-time teaching in 1981 at the University of Iowa. Peter is a co-author of leading casebooks on administrative law and on separation of powers law. Other recent books include Madison’s Nightmare: Executive Power and the Threat to American Democracy (2009).