Event Recaps

As part of the 'Power of Transparency' series, a speaker series co-hosted by the Atlantic Council and Thomson Reuters, the Atlantic Council hosted the Honorable Marcel Lettre, under secretary for defense in intelligence at the Department of Defense, on September 13 to talk about how transparency has transformed the intelligence community since 9/11.

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On July 20th, Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment at the US Department of State, joined the Atlantic Council to discuss transparency and economic growth (see transcript of remarks). Novelli was the second speaker in the Power of Transparency Speaker Series, a collaboration between the Atlantic Council and Thomson Reuters that seeks to highlight how government leaders can leverage transparency to achieve policy ends.

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On March 16, 2016 the Atlantic Council and Thomson Reuters launched of the "Power of Transparency" speaker series, featuring Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Daniel Glaser, to discuss the role of transparency in fighting corruption and preventing illicit activity in financial systems.

Transparency is a fundamental element to fulfilling the Treasury’s mission of maintaining a strong economy and creating economic and job opportunities. Further, transparency strengthens national security and protects the integrity of the financial system. Controlling corruption is possible only when government, citizens, and the private sector cooperate to ensure transparency.

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