Stockton’s Claire Abernathy to Speak on ‘Transparency in Government’ in Ocean City April 5

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Galloway, N.J. - Claire Abernathy, assistant professor of Political Science at Stockton University, will speak on “Transparency in Government” at the Ocean City Free Public Library on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. 

Abernathy’s talk, at a meeting of local watchdog organization Fairness in Taxes, is open to the public and will include a Q&A session.

“I'll be speaking about transparency in government issues at the national level, including access to government information and policies governing conflicts of interest,” said Abernathy, a member of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy‘s Speakers Bureau. The speakers bureau features Stockton faculty and staff members who are available to address numerous public policy topics and issues related to government and politics. Other areas of specialty include health care, foreign affairs, climate change, tourism and gaming and workforce issues.

Abernathy holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University; an M.A. from Ohio State University; and a B.A. from Furman University. She is actively involved in Stockton’s Political Engagement Project, part of the national American Democracy Project aimed at fostering lifelong engaged citizens to help democracy thrive.

She recently took 10 Stockton students to Washington, D.C. for two weeks of academic seminars at The Washington Center with the theme of “Elevating Political Discourse,” and to attend the presidential inauguration.