Graham, Mary

Mary Graham co-directs the Transparency Policy Project. Graham’s research focuses on the politics of public disclosure, information strategies to improve public health and safety, new trends in environmental policy, and the struggle between government openness and secrecy in the United States from the 1700s to the present. Graham is the co-author with David Weil and Archon Fung of Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency (Cambridge University Press, 2007). In an earlier book, Democracy by Disclosure
(Brookings/Governance Institute, 2002), Graham examines the politics
and effectiveness of three important controversial disclosure systems,
nutritional labelling, toxic chemical disclosure, and disclosure of
medical errors, and suggests how the architecture of such systems
influences their effectiveness in improving health and safety. Graham is
also the author of The Morning After Earth Day
(Brookings/Governance Institute, 1999) which argues that a new
generation of environmental problems calls for new policy approaches.
Graham has written for the Atlantic Monthly, the Financial Times, Environment magazine, Issues in Science and Technology,
and other publications. She holds a law degree from Georgetown
University Law Center and an undergraduate degree from
Harvard-Radcliffe.

Mary Graham

Mary Graham, Co-Director, Transparency Policy Project