University of Pittsburgh
March 27, 2001


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PITTSBURGH, March 27 -- The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh will host the final lecture in a series dealing with ethics and accountability, when it presents, "The Politics of Transparency: Openness and Accountability in Multinational and Supranational Organizations," at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, April 11, in Room 2K56 of Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street on the Pitt campus.

Speaking on the issue will be Ann M. Florini, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

The lecture series is part of a two-year pilot program on Ethics and Accountability in Public and Nonprofit Organizations funded by Lavonne and Glen Johnson. LaVonne Johnson earned her master's degree in public administration from GSPIA in 1980. In addition to the lecture series, the program will include a regional conference on policy and research issues related to ethics, accountability, and social responsibility in the public sector.

The lectures, which include a reception at 6 p.m., are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information, or to register, call 412-648-2204 or e-mail