Press Release Archive

  • Center for Financial Markets and Policy Conducts Capitol Hill Briefing

    The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School Business co-hosted a Capitol Hill Briefing Sept. 20, 2011, on the top global risk factors facing the international economy.

  • Global Social Enterprise Initiative Partners with Mobile Internet Coalition

    Program to Provide Young Minds and Entrepreneurs with Innovative Business Modeling for Social Good

  • Responsible Bottom Lines: How Businesses are Saving Lives

    Speakers to Discuss Corporate Efforts in Global Health at the McDonough School of Business, Sept. 26

    The panel discussion Responsible Bottom Lines: How Businesses are Saving Lives will focus on how corporate efforts in global health are making an impact on individuals and building sustainable businesses.

  • Grassroot Soccer

    MBA Soccer Squad Donates Prize to Grassroot Project

    In early September, a group of McDonough MBA students earned first place in a 7-on-7 soccer tournament organized by the Grassroot Project, an organization fighting HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C.

    The team, composed of both full-time and evening students, organized by Jorge Lee (MBA), donated the $300 cash prize back to the Grassroot Project. The team also will be featured on ABC’s “Everyday Health Heroes” television program on December 3, 2011, at 11 am.

  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters CEO Larry Blanford to Speak

    Blanford To Discuss Leadership, CSR at Sept. 29 Event

    Larry Blanford, CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) will speak at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business about his pathway to becoming a CEO, his leadership of GMCR, and how the company has embraced corporate social responsibility as part of the school’s Distinguished Leaders Series. This event is open to the public.

  • Founder to Speak at Georgetown

    Catherine Cook To Discuss Running One of the World’s Top 5 Social Networking Sites, Sept. 21  

  • Melissa Trotta

    Associate Dean Participates in Women’s Leadership Forum

    Melissa Trotta, associate dean for executive degree programs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, participated in the 77th National Leadership Forum for Women Leaders at the National Center for Higher Education held in Washington, D.C. The Office of Women in Higher Education invited Trotta based on her outstanding record of accomplishment in the higher levels of leadership within an educational institution. The office is a branch of the American Council on Education (ACE) that recognizes strong, determined female leaders in the higher education workforce.

  • Luc Wathieu

    Wathieu Starts New Blog Series with Harvard Business Review

    Luc Wathieu, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is the co-author of a new blog through the Harvard Business Review. Wathieu writes the series of marketing-related posts with Marco Bertini, assistant professor of marketing at the London Business School and one of Wathieu’s former students.

  • CNBC Team

    Georgetown MBA Students Compete in CNBC’s Million Dollar Challenge

    As trading officially began on Sept. 19 in CNBC’s “Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge,” students from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and seven other business schools embarked on the network’s “MBA Face-Off.”  Teams of 10 students from each school are competing against each other in managing a $1-million “CNBC Bucks” stock & currency portfolio.

  • Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Program Announced

    Seasoned Entrepreneurs to Provide Mentorship to Georgetown Students

  • Geena Davis Discusses Role as Advocate for Gender Balance in the Media

    When Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis became a parent and began watching television with her young daughter, what she saw was shocking. In movies and television programs created for young children, males dominated the screen.

  • Introducing the Executive Degree Programs Forum

    McDonough School of Business Executive Degree Program alumni are invited to the first annual Executive Degree Programs Forum from September 29 to October 1, 2011, in the Rafik B. Hariri Building.

    Prominent guest speakers and faculty will discuss leadership, power and influence, entrepreneurship, personal wealth management, and the changing geopolitical business landscape. A professional development session also will focus on developing one’s career vision and concrete ways to realize it.

  • U.S. and Global Financial Reform Conference

    The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and PwC US are co-hosting a U.S. and Global Financial Reform Conference where business executives, policymakers, regulators and academics will discuss the challenges and opportunities of domestic and global financial regulatory reform. Topics include:
    • Systemically important financial institutions: What will they need to do?
    • Financial institution regulatory oversight: In practical terms

  • Accounting and Finance Speaker Series to be Held throughout Fall Semester

    Throughout the fall 2011 semester, the Center for Financial Markets and Policy will host a number of speakers at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. All lectures will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Rafik B. Hariri Building. Visit for more information.

    Wednesday, September 7 – Finance
    Room 570
    Martijn Cremers, Associate Professor of Finance
    Yale School of Management

  • Geena Davis to Discuss Role of Women in the Movies

    Academy Award Winning Actor and Advocate To Speak As Part Of Distinguished Leaders Series, Sept. 15 

  • Dean David Thomas State of the School Address

    Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Dean David A. Thomas delivered the annual State of the School Address at the Aug. 30, 2011, Faculty/Staff Luncheon