Public-Private Partnerships: Ethical Issues in Outsourcing Government Responsibilities
Monday, 30 March 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"Public-Private Partnerships: Ethical Issues in Outsourcing Government Responsibilities"
March 30, 2015
What are the ethics surrounding the possible outsourcing of previously dedicated government services and facilities? With a significant cutback in government capacities over the past twenty years, is it even realistic to expect that the public sector can design, fund, operate and maintain needed infrastructure? In an era when there is a $200 billion infrastructure gap just for Canadian municipalities but political leaders at all levels are convinced the public wants balanced budgets, where will the dollars come from? And how should political leaders try to sell their publics on private involvement?
Distinguished Visiting Professor Hershell Ezrin will explore these themes drawing upon his experiences as a senior leader at all three levels of government.