"Where's the 'I' in Occupy?" Event Invites Discussion of Occupy Movement

November 23, 2011
Event to Engage Participants on Occupy Issues, Challenges, and Solutions, Nov. 29
 
WHAT:        
With 56 percent of Americans unsure about whether to support or oppose the Occupy Movement, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host a discussion surrounding the movement’s issues and goals and the implications for business.
 
“Where’s the ‘I’ in Occupy?” will provide a platform for Georgetown University students to engage in issues of financial, political, and social inequality raised by the Occupy Movement; explore the challenges faced by industry and government related to those issues; and contemplate future solutions.
 
Sponsored by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and its Center for Business and Public Policy and Global Social Enterprise Initiative, the event is open to all Georgetown University students and the public.
 
WHEN: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 5-7 p.m.         
 
WHERE:      
Georgetown University
McDonough School of Business
37th & O Streets, NW
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium
Washington, D.C.
 
RSVP: 
 
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.
 
PROGRAM:
5 p.m.              Event opens with participants voting on which topics will be discussed in break-out sessions. Pizza is served.
 
5:20 p.m.         David Thomas, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, begins the discussion by exploring the landscape upon which the Occupy issues exist.
 
5:30 p.m.         Panel Discussion featuring student viewpoints surrounding the Occupy Movement.
 
6 p.m.         Break-out Sessions based upon the earlier vote. Members of the audience will divide into teams and discuss their group’s selected theme.
 
6:40 p.m.              Individual groups report on their discussions.
 
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.

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 http://cbpp.georgetown.edu.

About the Global Social Enterprise Initiative
The Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business aims to prepare current and future leaders to make responsible management decisions that create both economic and social value. It engages corporate, nonprofit, government, and other stakeholders to advance the understanding of social enterprise. It is led by founder and Distinguished Professor of the Practice Bill Novelli and Executive Director Ladan Manteghi. Learn more at http://socialenterprise.georgetown.edu.