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LBJ Students Discuss Open Government

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LBJ Students

Date: Friday, May 8, 2009

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Four students from Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Professor Gary Chapman’s policy research project (PRP) on government transparency on the Internet discuss the Open Government on the Internet conference taking place May 15, the issue of government transparency, and the LBJ PRP experience.

“What this partnership has done between the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is tie together, essentially, a message from former Senator Bill Bradley inspiring a policy research project that professor Chapman has managed and monitored and supported,” said LBJ Student C.P. Smith. “And now we’ve actually been able to re-engage the public on a state level and a national level and we’ve also been able to provide new avenues for research and in explaining the necessity to have an interactive federal budget.”

LBJ students Naakorkoi Pappoe, C.P. Smith, James Tanner, and Kate Chambers answer the following questions:  

  • “What will be discussed at the conference?”  
  • “Why are the issues of government transparency policy and the sharing of information important?”  
  • “How would you describe your interaction working on this policy research project (PRP)?”