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GWU Presents: The Challenges of Congress
March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
George Washington University Presents: The Challenges of Congress
Want to show off your political skills? Interested in attending a graduate program? Join George Washington University and WISH for an intellectual discussion on the challenges faced by Congress as they adjust to a new president.
The discussion provides a great networking opportunity with representatives for George Washington University!
Food available first come, first served. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steven E. Billet (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is the Director of the Masters in Legislative Affairs at the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at the George Washington University. He came to GW in 2002 after an eighteen year career in the AT&T family of companies.
Dr. Billet joined AT&T as the Director of Government Affairs for Maryland and Delaware in 1983 after working in the congressional offices of John Brademas and Barbara Mikulski. In 1987 Steven moved to Brussels, Belgium where he directed the creation and operation of AT&T’s public affairs organization for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During his tenure in Europe, he led a successful advocacy effort that liberalized the European telecommunications sector. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1993, he directed the legislative effort for AT&T on GATT and NAFTA. He later assumed leadership of the AT&T PAC and managed lobbying efforts for part of the U.S. Congress. In 1999, he moved back into the international arena, becoming the Washington Public Affairs Director for Concert, an AT&T/British Telecom global venture. At the GSPM, Dr. Billet teaches courses in International Advocacy and PAC Management, the core course in a graduate program he created and directs.