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
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.