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Beth Simone Noveck
New York, New York
by Prof Beth Simone Noveck @NYUWagner @MITMedia @NYLaw
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A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was a sweep of the global... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at Cairns Blog
The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of government. The Report, which is the result of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at Cairns Blog
This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes groups... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Cairns Blog
From the Forbes blog Co-authored by Stefaan Verhulst The core task for Danny Werfel, the new acting commissioner of the IRS, is to repair the agency’s tarnished reputation and achieve greater efficacy and fairness in IRS investigations. Mr. Werfel can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Cairns Blog
Mar 7, 2013
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Reposted from the San Francisco Chronicle, March 1, 2013 Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government By Gavin Newsom with Lisa Dickey (The Penguin Press; 249 pages; $25.95) Beth Simone Noveck When I started work in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Cairns Blog
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It is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities. President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, February 12, 2013 In this interview with Steve Koonin, Director of NYU's Center for Urban Science and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Cairns Blog
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In a new essay from pioneering cyberlaw scholars David R. Johnson, David Post, and Marc Rotenberg entitled Governing Online Spaces, they argue that Facebook would benefit from user participation albeit not from the system the company once proposed. Earlier Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Cairns Blog
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For more, see Noveck and Goroff, Information for Impact: Liberating Nonprofit Sector Data. Link (PDF) Every year in the United States approximately 1.5 million registered tax-exempt organizations file a version of the “Form 990” with the IRS and state tax... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Cairns Blog
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Today we had our first class of sixty unbelievably energized grad students and one brave undergrad in Gov 3.0 @ NYU. We got them out of their seats to meet one another and "speed date for social change" to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Cairns Blog
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The future of our society will depend on how we respond to the crisis of governance. Governance -- the way we provide public goods, services, and solve problems collectively -- is broken. Confidence in government is at an all time... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 26, 2013 at Cairns Blog
This course is an experiment. We are "flipping the classroom." Instead of passive learning in class, we'll record lectures by leading thinkers and doers working on government innovation to watch at home supplemented by relevant readings. This frees up time... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 26, 2013 at Cairns Blog
http://www.ted.com/talks/beth_noveck_demand_a_more_open_source_government.html http://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_pahlka_coding_a_better_government.html http://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_the_internet_will_one_day_transform_government.html http://www.ted.com/talks/david_cameron.html Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Cairns Blog
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Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Cairns Blog
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Helen Walters wrote up my talk at TEDGlobal under the catchy heading Demand a More Open Source Government. That was the title of one of my first speeches when I worked in the White House. But using the O-word in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Cairns Blog
Reposted from Crooked Timber as part of an Open Data Symposium with Henry Farrell (blogger at Crooked Timber) Steven Berlin Johnson (author of Emergence, Where Good Ideas Come From, and the forthcoming Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at Cairns Blog
[Video intro ends at 52 seconds; Intro by Dr. Gref ends at 2'18; Speech ends at 11'15; then Q&A] These remarks have been edited from a 9-minute speech made in Moscow on November 12, 2011 at the 170th anniversary of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at Cairns Blog
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Last week the Club de Madrid, the non-profit organization composed of 80 democratic former Presidents and Prime Ministers from 56 different countries, held its annual meeting in New York. The theme was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. Irving Wladawsky-Berger... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at Cairns Blog
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Network technology has irrevocably changed campaigning and elections. It has the potential to transform governance and the workings of our democracy for the better. These improvements, however, have been slow in coming. Innovations in governance have been thwarted by politics... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at Cairns Blog
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Remarks at Open Video Conference 2011, as delivered. Good morning. My name is Beth Noveck. I am a professor of law here, the founder of your host the Institute for Information Law and Policy and I once had a job... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Cairns Blog
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by Jim Hendler and Beth Noveck Both Congress and the White House have taken initial steps toward creating greater transparency in reporting federal spending. While preliminary, these efforts could have a far-reaching impact on how governments collect and publish data... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Cairns Blog
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Posted Jun 30, 2011 at Cairns Blog
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credit: John Klossner, Federal Computer Week. Originally printed here. The following post is a new and improved version of What's in a Name: Good Gov and Open Gov recently posted on HuffPo: Recently the White House launched a new website... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Cairns Blog
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Chris, Glad to hear from you. Have been following your work. Was planning to reach out in connection with the upcoming corporate planning meeting and the one we are planning for London. Would like to understand better the work you are doing and how it compares to other projects under way. If we can pack up our toys, I'll be thrilled. Shoot me a line via email or skype so we can arrange an opportunity to talk.