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The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will present a panel discussion on “Can the United States Negotiate a High Standard Trans-Pacific Partnership? What’s at Stake for Jobs and Consumers?” as part of its Georgetown on the Hill Trade Policy Forum.

The Georgetown on the Hill Series brings the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy’s work to Capitol Hill for tutorials on issues that are gaining visibility in Congress. These events foster collaboration and dialogue between academics and policy-makers crafting legislation.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
12-1:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served.

The Rayburn House Office Building
Room B-318
Washington, DC

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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

The proposed 11-nation Trans Pacific Partnership linking markets in Asia and North and South America is a highly ambitious project with important strategic and economic implications. It could allow new supply chain efficiencies and begin to resolve important new issues, such as restrictions on data flows and the slide toward state capitalism. It could be the basis for an even larger grouping of economies. Will the United States be able to realize its goals without being more aggressive in its offers?

The panel discussion will feature:
•Ed Gresser, director, Progressive Economy Project
•Rick Johnston, senior vice president and director for international government affairs, Citi
•Steve Lamar, executive vice president, American Apparel and Footwear Association
•Robert Vastine, senior industry fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
•Barbara Weisel, assistant U.S. trade representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, USTR

Follow the discussion on Twitter, #gcbpptrade

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.