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Fountain Moderates Panel at World Economic Forum

Jane Fountain, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the National Center for Digital Government, moderated a session on New Media and the Future of Government for journalists, business executives, government officials, and NGO leaders at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday.

Participation in the annual meeting is by invitation only and limited to the chief executives of the world’s leading businesses, G20 politicians, the heads of major international organizations, chairs of the Global Agenda Councils, and the top representatives, journalists and entrepreneurs from around the globe. Professor Fountain was one of approximately sixty women world-wide invited to the Forum.

At the meeting, Professor Fountain released "The Future of Government: Lessons Learned from Around the World," a discussion paper representing the consensus view of the 15 members of the Global Advisory Council on the Future of Government for the World Economic Forum. The members come from the United Arab Emirates, China, Russia, Japan, European Union countries, and the United States.

For an inside glimpse into the annual meeting, watch Professor Fountain's YouTube video on what keeps her motivated.

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