FEDERALISM BRIEFING

Wednesday, 1 December 2021
Meeting Resources
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Meeting Details

Please join 10 minutes early

Login: 07:50 Eastern U.S. Time

Meeting: 08:00–09:30 Eastern U.S. Time

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Zoom link: https://meridian-org.zoom.us/j/89842664319?pwd=N29GNVBmaHFuUW9lRXlNdThFVlk1dz09 

Meeting ID: 898 4266 4319 

Passcode: IVLP 

Meeting organized by: Meridian International Center

Meeting Topic: Dr. Lynn Ross will provide an overview of the U.S. system of government, its decentralized nature, and the decision-making process that flows from the system. 

Meet Your Speaker
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Dr. Lynn Ross 

she/her/hers 

Faculty Director, Master of Policy Management Program 

Georgetown University 

rosslc@georgetown.edu

Dr. Lynn Ross is the Faculty Director of the Master of Policy Management Program at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. In 2014, she received the McCourt School's Leslie Whittington Award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Ross trains new Foreign Service Officers on effective communication at the U.S. State Department's National Foreign Affairs Training Center, has trained aspiring executives through the U.S. Department of Defense's Senior Leader Development Program, and has led seminars for federal Senior Executives through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Federal Executive Institute. She is also a frequent speaker for international audiences. Before returning to academe, Dr. Ross worked for the U.S. Federal Government for almost 15 years. She served in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 1994-2001 and graduated from OMB’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program in 2000. She started her Federal career as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), where she served as a personnel management specialist and as a budget officer. Dr. Ross has had experience working on Capitol Hill with a Senate Committee, as well as with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense. She has received more than a dozen professional awards in government for outstanding service and special achievement. Dr. Ross holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in American Government from Georgetown University. 

About the Organization
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Georgetown University was founded in 1789, the same year President George Washington took office. The oldest Catholic and Jesuit University in the United States, it was established by John Carroll, the first American Catholic Bishop. Its Walsh School of Foreign Service, founded in 1919, is the oldest in the United States and the largest school of international relations in the world; the School of Medicine, founded in 1851, receives applications from one of every five people applying to medical school in the United States; and the Georgetown University Law Center, founded in 1870, is the largest in the States.