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Is Foreign Investment Good for America?

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The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will present “Foreign Investment: Is it Good for America?” as part of its Georgetown on the Hill series, which brings the center’s work to Capitol Hill for tutorials on issues of public policy.

Investment is the lifeblood of economic growth. Foreign investment in the United States creates growth and jobs, but China, the richest source of foreign capital, is in some quarters suspect and unwelcome. U.S. foreign investment allows businesses to build new markets abroad. Some argue that this may cost U.S. jobs, others believe that it actually creates jobs and improves wages and benefits for those working for U.S. multinationals. The panelists will explore the controversial aspects of this very important element of U.S. commercial policy.

The forum will feature Linda Andros, legislative counsel for United Steelworkers; Christine Bliss, assistant U.S. trade representative for services and investment; J. Bradford Jensen, professor of international business and economics at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and senior policy scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy; and John Veroneau, former deputy U.S. trade representative.

The panel will be moderated by Bob Vastine, senior industry fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Follow the discussion on Twitter, #gcbpptrade

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served.

Rayburn House Office Building
Room B-318
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street
Washington, DC 20003

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Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, senior director of communications, at (202) 687-4080 or

About the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is an academic, non-partisan research center whose mission is to engage scholars, business people and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to impact key business, economic and public policy issues confronting American and international businesses today. Housed at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown Center was created in 2002 to encourage thoughtful discussion and to document and disseminate knowledge on a range of issues in the public interest. Learn more at Follow on Twitter @GeorgetownCBPP

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.