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EOM February Standing Panel Meeting

February 16, 2021

EOM Panel Announcement

Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management

Monthly Meeting – Friday, February 26, 2021, 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. (Eastern)

Topic: Trust in Government

Democracy is based on trust. In the early 1990s, President Clinton expressed concern that Americans’ “deficit of trust” in the federal government had dropped to a record low of 21 percent. His concern was rooted in a belief that if Americans’ did not trust their government, the country would become ungovernable.

Fast forward more than 25 years and the concern about lack of trust has returned to the forefront of conversations about the role of government in society. And this concern has become broader, with citizens questioned the very notion of democracy and other civic institutions. This concern has spread to other Western democracies, as well. The annual Edelman Trust Barometer released its results last month showing that trust in government, the media, and other institutions dived last year across the world.

This panel will explore this issue, its various dimensions as they relate to government, and actions being taken or proposed to address it.

Discussants:

  • Loren Schulman, Researcher Director, Partnership for Public Service - Moderator
  • Elaine Kamarck, Director, Center for Effective Public Management, Brookings Institution
  • Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse and former member of the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship
  • Dustin Brown, Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Personnel and Performance Management, Office of Management and Budget
  • Barbara Morton, Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Logistics: We will meet on Friday, February 26th from 10:00 AM until 11:45 AM (Eastern).

Follow this link to register for the ZOOM SESSION ONLY.

Hope you can join the discussion!

Thanks! JOHN K.


John Kamensky, Chair
Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management