Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dubai School of Government Hosts Roundtable for US Treasury Department Officials and 20 Dubai-Based Economists

Dubai-UAE: 16 February, 2010 - The Dubai School of Government today

hosted a roundtable discussion that featured two visiting officials from the

US Treasury Department and a select group of 20 Dubai-based economic and

finance professionals.

The US Treasury Assistant Secretary Mary John Miller and Deputy Assistant

Secretary Matt Rutherford led the interactive discussion that focused on a range

of issues including the US economic recovery and its regional implications, the

US debt management, regulatory reform efforts, as well as opportunities and

downside risks for 2011.

Assistant Secretary Miller serves the Treasury's Financial Markets division. In

her role, she advises the US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on broad

matters of domestic finance, financial markets, federal, state and local

finance, federal government credit policies, lending and privatisation. Deputy

Assistant Secretary Rutherford is responsible for overseeing the Office of Debt

Management, the policy arm of the Treasury Department that makes financing

The Dubai School of Government (DSG) is a research and teaching institution

that focuses on public policy in the Arab world. Established in 2005 in

cooperation with the Harvard Kennedy School, DSG aims to promote good

governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy.

The institution remains committed to the creation of knowledge, dissemination of

best practice and training of policy makers in the Arab world.

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