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Movement to Collaborative Governance Examined During Two-Day Conference

WHAT:  Collaborative Governance: The Future of Regulation, a two-day symposium

-  Neil Kerwin, president, American University; founder, Center for the Study of Rulemaking

-  Philip Harter, Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law

-  Neil Eisner, assistant general counsel for regulation and enforcement, U.S. Department of Transportation

-  David H. Rosenbloom distinguished professor of public administration, American University; codirector, Center for the Study of Rulemaking

-  Lisa B. Bingham, professor of public service and director of the Indiana Conflict Resolution Institute, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

-  And other leading scholars from universities across the country

WHERE: Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University
            4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

  1–6 p.m. Thursday, April 2  
           8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday, April 3

MEDIA:  Jon Hussey, AU Media Relations, or 202-885-5935

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Leading practitioners and scholars on regulatory affairs will gather for a two-day symposium on April 2 and 3 in AU’s Katzen Arts Center to explore the regulatory use of collaborative governance and develop recommendations for its appropriate use.

President Obama recently emphasized that government should be both participatory and collaborative. Collaboration, when properly executed, expands the information and insight available to agencies, resulting in the type of focused deliberation that can produce policies that would be difficult to achieve otherwise.  The two-day conference will feature panel discussions on making policy, implementation and enforcement, and legal and institutional changes necessary for collaborative governance.

The event is sponsored by American University’s Center for the Study of Rulemaking, the University of Missouri School of Law’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, and the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.