On the Calendar
Dawes to present CTG research in China
April 20-24, 2015 |
CTG Senior Fellow Sharon Dawes will present on CTG research at several different venues in China. Her talks will focus on eGov and Innovation at Fudan University and the Public Value of Air Quality Information at Jiatong University, both in Shanghai. She will also present Deriving Public Value from Open Data Programs at Guanggong Provincial Government and Jianan University in Guanzhou. The visit is sponsored by CTG Research Fellow Professor Lei Zheng at Fudan University and Professor Chen Yumei at Jianan University who will be a CTG visiting scholar in Fall 2015.
Pardo continues her participation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Advisory Committee (NAC)
April 16-17, 2015 |
The U.S. NAC advises the U.S. Representative (the Administrator of the EPA) to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation on specific U.S. government policy issues related to the implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation. The Committee is responsible for providing recommendations to help assure that business and industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations are represented in the development of U.S. policy positions regarding implementation of the Environmental Supplemental Agreements to the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Committee meets several times a year to discuss, draft, and publish a set of recommendations to inform policy decisions. In October 2015, Dr. Pardo was appointed to a two-year term on the NAC.
Pardo to Participate on UAlbany Public Engagement Panel
March 11, 2015 |
University at Albany,
CTG Director Theresa A. Pardo will participate in a University at Albany campus forum entitled Telling Our Story of Public Engagement. The forum is an initiative of the President’s Public Engagement Council and hosted by UAlbany President Robert J. Jones and Provost James Stellar. Dr. Pardo along with the other panelists from UAlbany will discuss how their work at the University helps address complex societal challenges both locally and globally.
Cook to Participate in Digital and Mobile Government Panel at Annual ASPA Conference
March 6-10, 2015 |
CTG Program Director Meghan Cook will participate in a panel discussion titled Going Digital and Mobile in State and Local Government at the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. She will present on “Mobile Government: Dimensions to Assess Readiness and Gauge Progress (And Other Lessons From The Field ).”
Pardo to Participate in Panel Discussion on Effective and Responsible Use of Student Data
February 18, 2015 |
Along with other national and local experts on student data protection and use, CTG Director Dr. Theresa Pardo will participate in the webinar titled 5 Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective & Responsible Student Data Use. Dr. Pardo along with the other panelists will discuss five ways community organizations can ensure effective and responsible use of student data, and share real-world examples of how these practices are helping communities improve education outcomes for kids. The webinar is organized by StriveTogether, a national cradle-to-career initiative that brings together leaders in Pre-K-12 schools, higher education, business and industry, community organizations, government leaders, parents and other stakeholders who are committed to helping children succeed from birth through careers.
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Gil-Garcia to Participate in NSF Conference on Broadband Internet
February 12-13, 2015 |
Arizona State University,
CTG’s Research Director, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, will participate in the NSF Broadband Use Data and Repository Conference, which will be hosted by the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs and Center for Policy Informatics. Dr. Gil-Garcia will join other researchers from throughout the country to discuss strategies for measuring broadband use and social benefits and how broadband data can inform better policy decisions.
Dawes to Participate in UN Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Development Goals
January 28-29, 2015 |
New York, NY
CTG Senior Fellow Dr. Sharon Dawes will be a lead participant in a United Nations Expert Group Meeting entitled "Policy integration in government in pursuit of the sustainable development goals," at the UN Headquarters in New York. The event is sponsored by Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and will engage experts from government, academia, the UN, OECD, World Bank and other organizations to review developments in the field of policy integration in government administration. The results will contribute to an April session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), on building trust in government in pursuit of sustainable development goals.
Pardo and Canestraro to conduct next workshop for the 4Afrika Program in Cairo Egypt
April 28 – 30, 2015 |
CTG Director Theresa Pardo and Program Director Donna Canestraro will conduct a Train the Trainer Program at the National Management Institute in Cairo Egypt as part of the 4Afrika Program.
Pardo to participate in the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) User Working Group (UWG)
May 18-19, 2015 |
The SEDAC User Working Group (UWG) provides ongoing advice and guidance regarding SEDAC activities and plans. Its responsibilities include reviewing SEDAC’s progress and performance, representation of user community perspectives in the development of SEDAC products and services, recommendation of specific data products and services to NASA and SEDAC, and provision of strategic guidance to NASA and SEDAC on objectives, priorities, target user communities, implementation approaches, and other issues. UWG members represent a broad range of social and natural science disciplines and other user groups from the public and private sectors.
Pardo invited to give keynote address at CeDEM15
May 20-22, 2015 |
Dr. Theresa A. Pardo will give a keynote at the 2015 International Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM15) entitled, “Enabling Open Government for All: A Roadmap for Public Libraries.” The international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyze the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age.
Gil-Garcia to Participate in International Conference on Digital Government Research
May 27-30, 2015 |
CTG Research Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia will participate in the 2015 International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o) with a paper entitled “The Formation and Evolution of Cross-Boundary Digital Government Knowledge Networks: A Mixed-Method Case Study,” co-authored with CTG Graduate Assistant Minyoung Ku and Professor Jing Zhang from Clark University. He is also co-author of a paper entitled “The Effects of Technology Use on Efficiency, Transparency, and Corruption in Municipal Governments: Preliminary Results from a Citizen Perspective” with Professor Rodrigo Sandoval and Ph.D. student David Valle both from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico. Professor Gil-Garcia and CTG Senior Fellow Sharon Dawes are also co-chairs of the Ph.D. Colloquium.
Cook to Lead Panel and Present Paper at dg.o 2015
May 27-30, 2015 |
CTG Program Director Meghan Cook and Karen Mossberger, Professor and Director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University, will lead a candid conversation among government leaders and digital government scholars focused on how all sectors can work across professions and disciplines to address the complex and challenging issues facing governments all over the world. Ms. Cook will also present a paper titled A Shared Information Resource to Fight Urban Blight: Challenges and Opportunities in New York State. The paper, co- authored by CTG Program Assistant Megan Sutherland, focuses on the role of information sharing in a multi city effort to address urban blight. The theme of this year’s dg.o conference is Digital Government and Wicked Problems: Climate Change, Urbanization, and Inequality.
Gil-Garcia Invited to Present at Public Management Research Conference
June 11-13, 2015 |
CTG Research Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia will present a paper entitled “Citizens As Sensors: Examining Co-Production, Sensor Technologies, and Data Analytics in Government” co-authored with Rockefeller College Ph.D. student Ashley M. Alteri, CTG Managing Director Brian Burke and Natalie Helbig, who is the Director of Health Data New York.
Gil-Garcia to Co-host Workshop about Digital Government
June 15-19, 2015 |
CTG Research Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia will co-host a workshop in Albany about digital government in Mexico in which five of the top digital government scholars in that country will participate, including the two organizers and the following three professors: Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Dolores E. Luna from the University of the Americas in Puebla, and Gabriel Puron-Cid from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City. The workshop is co-hosted by Luis F. Luna-Reyes who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics and a CTG Research Fellow.