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Global Conference on Transparency Research (GCTR)


The 1st Global Conference on Transparency Research (1st GCTR) was held at Rutgers University-Newark on May 19-20, 2011 via the direction of Dr. Suzanne Piotrowski, Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University–Newark. The second was held in Utrecht, Netherlands (2012); the third at HEC Paris, France (2013); the fourth at USI Lugano, Switzerland (2015); the fifth at the University of Limerick, Ireland (2017), and the sixth at FGV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2019). The 7th Global Conference on Transparency Research took place 18-20 May 2022 at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. The theme for the conference is “Rethinking Transparency: Challenging Ideals and Embracing Paradoxes.”  The conference website is available here.

The 8th GCTR will be held in Brussels, Belgium on May 15-17, 2024. The conference is jointly organized by Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and University of Lausanne (UNIL).  The conference website is available here.

The Global Conference on Transparency Research (GCTR) is the preeminent conference bringing together leading scholars from throughout the world to collectively advance our understanding of the impact and implications of transparency policies that involve governments, either directly or indirectly. The GCTR involves scholars from a wide range of fields including sociology, anthropology, political science, public administration, economics, political economy, journalism, communication sciences, business, history, philosophy, and law who study issues of governmental transparency.


The Standing Executive Committee of the Global Conference on Transparency Research consists of: A.J. (Albert) Meijer (Utrecht University), Suzanne Piotrowski (Rutgers University), Alasdair Roberts (University of Massachusetts Amherst), and Jean-Patrick Villeneuve (University of Lugano).