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Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy to Host Discussion, July 17

WHAT:  The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy’s Project on the Evolution of Regulation and Innovation at the Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host “A Regulator’s Dilemma: Policy in an Age of Disruption,” a Business, Economics, and Public Policy Seminar.

The event features an opening keynote by Tim Brennan, chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission, and a panel discussion with Larry Downes, project director and senior industry and innovation fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy; Shane Tews, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy; Jim Kohlenberger, president of JK Strategies and former chief of staff of  the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Michael Rollins, managing director, Telecom Services, North America, Citi Research.

Breakfast will be served prior to the event.

The discussion will ask: how can regulators respond to the pace of “big bang disruption” in the broadband information revolution; how can agencies apply appropriate frameworks to inform the policy debate; and how can agencies assess what impact decisions made in Washington, D.C., may have on investment throughout the broadband ecosystem?


Thursday, July 17, 2014
10 – 11:30 a.m.


Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

640 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, DC


Those interested in attending the event should register online at

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, assistant dean for 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 us 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.