Betsy Fretwell(5) - Getzen 2014

The Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability, an annual lecture series presented by the Department of Public Administration and Policy is made possible by UGA alumni Katherine Getzen Willoughby (PhD ‘91) and Dan Hall Willoughby, Jr. (JD ‘86) in honor of her parents, Evangeline Sferes Getzen and Forrest William Getzen, lifelong advocates of public service and education.


2021 Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability

presented by The Honorable Mark Lee Greenblatt
Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Interior

“If You Want a Friend, Get a Dog: Oversight in the Age of Twitter”

Monday, November 8, 2021 • 1:30-2:30 pm
Special Collections Library Auditorium*

A reception will immediately follow from 2:30-3:30pm

Greenblatt leads a nationwide workforce of more than 270 investigators, auditors, evaluators, attorneys and support staff. As the senior official, Greenblatt oversees more than 70,000 U.S. Department of the Interior employees, assesses over $20 billion in grants and contracts, and conducts complex administrative and criminal investigations. He also serves as the vice chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, leading the inspector general community’s mission to combat fraud, waste and mismanagement.

This event is free and open to the public. 

*The lecture will also be offered virtually via Zoom webinar. Registration is required to receive Zoom link.

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2006: David M. Walker, Former Director, Government Accountability Office | Watch recording of lecture »
2007: Alice M. Rivlin, Former Director, Office of Management and Budget | Watch recording of lecture »
2008: Lee H. Hamilton, Former U.S. Congressman / Co-chair, Iraq Study Group / Former vice chair, 9/11 Commission | Watch recording of lecture »
2009: Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives | Watch recording of lecture »
2010: Johnny Isakson, U.S. Senator | Watch recording of lecture »
2011: Thad W. Allen, Retired Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard / Chief Federal Officer, Deepwater Horizon oil spill | Watch recording of lecture »
2012: Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
2013: Henry J. Aaron, Health care expert and economist, The Brookings Institution
2014: Betsy Fretwell, City Manager, Las Vegas |  Watch recording of lecture »
2016: James Clifford “Jim” Miller III, Former Director, Office of Management and Budget
2017: Charles H. Ramsey, Former Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department / Former Co-Chair, President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing |  Watch recording of lecture »
2018: Walter M. Shaub, former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics | Watch recording of lecture »
2019: Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States | Watch recording of lecture » 
2020: Shelley Metzenbaum, Founding President of the Volcker Alliance | Watch recording of lecture »
2021: Mark Lee Greenblatt, Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Interior | Watch recording of lecture »