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Georgetown McDonough Launches Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative


After several months of preparation, the Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative was unveiled on October 15, 2014. The initiative, housed at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is a rigorous and leading academic catalyst, both locally and globally, at the intersection of business, society, and public policy in the 21st century.

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Initiative Brings Together Distinguished, Diverse External Advisory Board


To help guide and support the initiative in its formative stages, the initiative has assembled an accomplished group of business, government, and society leaders from around the world. They represent different geographic regions, industries, and government sectors, and a variety of other divergent backgrounds and perspectives. The first meeting of the board will take place in early April.

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Initiative Welcomes Morgan O'Brien to External Advisory Board


Acclaimed as one of the greatest living pioneers in telecommunications, Morgan O’Brien has been named to the Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative’s External Advisory Board. As cofounder and later chairman of Nextel Communications (now part of Sprint), he led the creation of the first all-digital wireless network and brought push-to-talk communications to the mass business and consumer market. His vision and influence has had a profound impact on global industry. “We are delighted that Morgan is bringing his expertise, insights, and passion for passing on the lessons of his career and life to the initiative, the McDonough School of Business, and Georgetown,” James P. Moore, managing director of the initiative, said.

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Dean David Thomas Appoints Academic Advisory Committee


David A. Thomas, dean of the McDonough School of Business, has appointed several long-time leaders of the school to be part of an academic advisory committee to support James Moore and the initiative. “I am delighted that I can turn to such a gifted group of individuals whose collective and individul advice can help put the initative on a sound footing and allow us to grow over time,” Moore said. “Many of these individuals are both colleagues and friends from over the years whose advice and commitment to the future of Georgetown McDonough will continue to be invaluable.”

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Managing Director Serves on Transition Team for New D.C. Mayor


Following the election of Muriel Bowser as the new mayor of the District of Columbia, the mayor-elect asked BSPPI Managing Director James P. Moore to serve on her transition team, focusing on economic development and jobs. Over the course of several weeks leading up to the inauguration, he was engaged in a series of briefings and meetings and provided oral and written counsel on both policy and administration. The work fit in with the initiative’s vision to address the intersection of business, government, and society within a local, national, and global setting. Mayor Bowser’s predecessor, Mayor Vincent Gray, had turned to the McDonough School of Business and to other local business schools less than two years ago to provide a comprehensive five-year economic plan for the District. Some of those recommendations also were offered to the new mayor.

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Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks Georgetown McDonough No. 24


This year, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business jumped to 24th in the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of top full-time MBA programs. The school was 30th in 2012, when the ranking was last published. The ranking considers three metrics – student satisfaction, employer feedback, and intellectual capital of faculty. Georgetown McDonough saw significant advances in the first two, with the student satisfaction score rising from 27th to 16th and the employer assessment moving from 35th to 29th.

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Initiative's External Advisory Board

The Honorable Tom Daschle
Chair, Center for American Progress;
Democratic Leader, U.S. Senate (1994-2005);
U.S. Senator (D-South Dakota) (1987-2005)

Thomas W. Farley President and CEO, NYSE Group (New York Stock Exchange)

Carly Fiorina Chairman, Unlocking Potential Project; CEO, Hewlett Packard (1999-2005)

Robert J. Flanagan Executive Vice President, Clark Enterprises; Chairman, Federal City Council

His Excellency Vicente Fox President of Mexico (2000-2006); Chief Executive, Coca-Cola Mexico (1975-1979)

The Honorable Jon M. Huntsman Chairman, Atlantic Council; Governor of Utah (2005-2009); U.S. Ambassador to China (2009-2011)

Lady Barbara Judge Chairman, UK Pension Protection Fund; Chairman Emeritus, UK Atomic Energy; Authority Member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (1980-1983)

Morgan E. O’Brien Cofounder and Chairman, Nextel Communications (Sprint) (1987-2005)

Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Thani al Thani Chairman, Ezdan Chairman and Managing Director, Qatar International Islamic Bank; Chairman, Vodafone

His Excellency Aleksander Kwasniewski Chairman, International Center for Policy Studies, Kiev, Ukraine; President of Poland (1995-2005)

The Honorable James P. Moore, Jr. Managing Director, Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative; U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce (1983-1989)

The Honorable Robert A. Mosbacher Chairman, Mosbacher Energy Company; President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (2005-2009)

Eric F. Trump Executive Vice President for Development and Acquisitions, Trump Organization; Chairman, Eric F. Trump Foundation (St. Jude’s Hospital)

The Honorable Ann M. Veneman Executive Director, UNICEF (2005-2010); U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (2001-2005)

The Honorable Anthony A. Williams Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia (1995-1998); Mayor of Washington, D.C. (1999-2007)

In the News

• “Public Policy Initiative Launched,” The Hoya
• “Sheikh Dr. Khalid on Advisory Board of Georgetown McDonough Business, Society and Public Policy Initiative,” Gulf Times
• “Moore Chosen for Mayor Team,” The Hoya

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