Today the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society hosted a public event for Beth Simone Noveck's new book, Smart Citizens, Smarter State. The event also convened a diverse set of researchers – including Network member Henry Farrell – to discuss the the use of "technologies of expertise" to improve governance. 

Event description:

Government “of the people, by the people, for the people” expresses an ideal that resonates in all democracies. Can we get closer to this ideal using new technologies of engagement?

Can institutions built around closed forms of expertise open up and benefit from petitions, crowdsourcing, and wikis to improve how governments work? Beth Noveck will discuss these questions and read from her new book, Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing. Noveck is the founding director of the GovLab at NYU and was the first Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States and is a former director of the White House Open Government Initiative.

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