Laura Neuman is director of The Carter Center’s Global Access to Information Program. She directs and implements the Center’s transparency and good governance programming, including projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Ms. Neuman developed the innovative access to information implementation assessment tool and the recent women and the right of access to information program. She also serves as the civil society anchor of the Open Government Partnership’s Access to Information Working Group. Ms. Neuman was responsible for the 2008 International Conference on the Right to Public Information and the follow-on 2009 Americas Conference and 2010 African Regional Conference on the Right of Access to Information.
Ms. Neuman has written and presented extensively on the right of access to information and fostering transparency and preventing corruption. She serves as a member of the International School of Transparency, the Transparency Advisory Group, an advisory member of the Open Democracy Advice Centre and Freedominfo.org; and has consulted to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and a number of governments.
Ms. Neuman also has led and participated in international election monitoring missions throughout the Western hemisphere. Prior to joining The Carter Center in August 1999, she was staff attorney for Senior Law at Legal Action of Wisconsin and is a 1993 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.
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