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Events to Launch New McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown

October 4, 2013

Georgetown University will officially launch its new McCourt School of Public Policy, made possible by a $100 million transformative gift from Frank H. McCourt, Jr., Georgetown class of 1975 and Chairman and CEO of McCourt Global,with a series of events open to the media next week.

An academic ceremony at 4:00 pm this Tuesday, October 8 on campus will feature Georgetown President Jack DeGioia, Frank McCourt (C’75) and other academic leaders. The event is open to media and will also be webcast live at http://www.georgetown.edu/mccourt-school-ceremonies.html. This formal academic ceremony will take place from the historic steps of the Old North building, which has received 14 United States presidents, including George Washington in 1797 and most recently President Obama in June. Interested followers can join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #McCourt School.

At 1:15pm on Wednesday, October 9 on campus, McCourt School of Public Policy Dean Edward B. Montgomery and other McCourt School experts will explore the role big data can play in the future of public policy. The event is open to media but space is limited, please see more information below.

The McCourt School for Public Policy will leverage Georgetown’s location in Washington, DC, its relationships with global leaders, and its legacy of public service to forge a new approach to public policy education. The McCourt School will contribute policy-based, data-driven research and solutions to the urgent policy issues of our time.

The McCourt School will become the ninth school at Georgetown University and the first new school since 1957. For more information on the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, read here

WHO: •John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University
•Frank H. McCourt, Jr., Georgetown class of 1975 and Chairman and CEO of McCourt Global
•Paul Tagliabue, chair of Georgetown University’s Board of Directors
•Edward B. Montgomery, Dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute
•Robert M. Groves, Provost of Georgetown University
•Chester L. Gillis, Dean of Georgetown College
•Rev. Kevin F. O’Brien, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry
•Edward M. Quinn, Secretary of the University
WHAT: The McCourt School of Public Policy Foundation Exercises
Georgetown University will launch the new McCourt School of Public Policy with an academic ceremony featuring remarks from President DeGioia, Frank H. McCourt, Jr., and academic leaders, a reading of the university charter, musical interludes, presentation of the school colors, and more.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm
WHERE: The quadrangle before the steps of Old North
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20007
COVERAGE: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Maggie Moore at mem95@georgetown.edu or 202-687-4328. Press will need to present valid credentials on campus. This event will be webcast live at http://www.georgetown.edu/mccourt-school-ceremonies.html. Use #McCourtSchool to join the conversation on Twitter.
CONTACT: Maggie Moore
202-687-4328
mem95@georgetown.edu

 

WHO: •E.J. Dionne, Jr., professor of public policy and Washington Post columnist
•James Habyarimana, associate professor of public policy
•Adriana Kugler, Vice Provost for Faculty and professor of public policy
•Edward B. Montgomery, Dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy
WHAT: Innovative Approaches to Public Policy: The McCourt School
Renowned experts in the public policy field from the McCourt School of Public Policy will explore the impact of massive data on public policy, the McCourt School’s new Center for Politics and Policy, the effect of globalization on public policy, and interdisciplinary approaches to the field.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 1:15pm
WHERE: Gaston Hall – 3rd Floor of Healy Hall
Georgetown University
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
COVERAGE: Space is limited. Media interested in attending must RSVP to Maggie Moore at mem95@georgetown.edu or 202-687-4328. Press will need to present valid credentials on campus. Use #McCourtSchool to join the conversation on Twitter.
CONTACT: Maggie Moore
202-687-4328
mem95@georgetown.edu

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