Georgetown on the Hill Forum to Discuss Outcome of International Telecommunications Conference

December 18, 2012

Georgetown on the Hill Forum Sponsored by the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

WHAT:  The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will present “Challenge to the Net: What Happened in Dubai?” 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.

The International Telecommunications Union recently convened in Dubai for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) to review and update International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). The forum will discuss the outcomes of the Dubai gathering and the changes made to the regulations given the last conference took place 14 years ago before the emergence of the Internet in everyday life.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
12 – 2 p.m.
Lunch will be served.

Rayburn Building, B-318
50 Independence Ave SW
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


The forum will feature the following speakers:

·         David Gross, partner, Wiley Rein, and former U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy, U.S. Department of State

·         Jonathan McHale, deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for telecommunications and electronic commerce policy, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

·         Jacquelynn Ruff, vice president, international public policy and regulatory affairs, Verizon Communications

·         Michael Wack, counselor to Ambassador Philip Verveer, Office of the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy

·         Amy Alvarez, executive director, international external and regulatory Affairs, AT&T (Invited)

Follow the discussion on Twitter, #GCBPPontheHill.

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.