Datum: 12.06.2018-14.06.2018, Berlin, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Travel grants available
The conference will debate discourses and practices as well as borders and ambiguities of transparency in the context of broader social and cultural change, in particular with regard to publicity, open government, institutional environments, the individual and the digital age. It aims to promote a deeper understanding about transparency and identify approaches to handle the different and diverging demands and expectations on transparency within society. The conference will contribute to the question how a socially accepted balance between security and freedom, between public interest and private sphere can be achieved.
The Volkswagen Foundation offers travel grants for PhD students or early Post Docs (max. 5 years since PhD, all subjects) researching on challenging projects with regard to chances and risks of transparency in different international fields of politics, economy and civil society.
Applicants can win one of 25 grants to take part in the Herrenhausen Conference „Transparency and Society – Between Promise and Peril“ in Berlin.
Session 1: Transparency and Public Policy – Historical and Methodological Perspectives
Session 2: Transparency and Open Government
Session 3: Transparency and Institutional Environment
Session 4: Transparency in the Digital Age
Session 5: Transparency and the Individual – the End of Privacy?
Session 6: Towards a „Transparent Society“?
Contact: Dimitrij Owetschkin, Institut für soziale Bewegungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Clemensstr. 17-19, 44789 Bochum, firstname.lastname@example.org