March 25: Faculty member considers transparency, democracy

Stephan-M-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Mark Stephan will discuss “open government” and argue for a rethinking of accountability in “Is Transparency Good for Democracy?” at noon Tuesday, March 25, in Bryan 308.

Pizza and pop will be served at the event, which is part of the Washington State University Foley Institute’s Coffee & Politics Series. Please RSVP to

Stephan is associate professor in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at WSU Vancouver. His research is in environmental information disclosure policy and citizen involvement in environmental decision making. His recently published book is “Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance.”