Friday lunchtime lecture: Defending openness in a post-truth world

Friday 24 February 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, London

Friday lunchtime lectures at the Open Data Institute. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

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In a post-truth world, where experts are dismissed and populism is on the rise, how do those of us that support openness in government fight back?

For at least the last ten years there has been growing support for the idea that greater government transparency and evidence-based policy making will improve the lives of citizens. This is now under threat.

In his talk, Robert Palmer will explore how the transparency and open data movements can work to defend the gains made to date and continue to make our institutions deliver for us.

About the speaker

Robert Palmer, is the Partnerships and Communication Director for the Open Data Charter, a network of governments and organisations committed to achieving a world where data is used as a public good. Previously he was at Global Witness, where he led a global movement to expose how the financial system facilitates corruption.

Live stream

Watch a live stream here from 1pm on Friday 24 February.