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Media Advisory

"Citizenship, Education, and Public Accountability," a one-day conference

23 April 2003

ATTENTION: News desks, war editors

Contact: Media Relations
(510) 642-3734

"Citizenship, Education, and Public Accountability," a one-day conference that will explore the idea of responsible citizenship and the role of citizens in shaping public policy.

Participants will discuss such topics as whether the nation is striking the right balance between civil liberties and national security, how an atmosphere of fear can alter citizen inclination to hold government officials accountable and how we can educate for citizenship in a democracy. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lipman Room, 8th floor, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

Participants will include experts in political science, law and education from universities and organizations across the country. They include:

  • Bonnie Honig, professor of political science at Northwestern University and senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, who is working on issues surrounding democracy, constitutionalism, and national security.

  • Deirdre Mulligan, director of the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and an expert on privacy, free speech and the Internet.

  • Eamonn Callan, professor of education at Stanford University, who specializes in civic and moral education.

  • Henry Brady, professor of political science at UC Berkeley and an expert on political participation, public opinion, and political campaigns.

  • Michael Nacht, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a specialist on U.S. security and foreign policy.

The event is being held by UC Berkeley's Col. Charles T. & Louise H. Travers Program on Ethics and Government Accountability, the political science department and the Institute of Governmental Studies. The Commonwealth Club of California is also a sponsor.