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 Professor Donna Coleman Gregg, shown here speaking at CUA Law in 2009,
has vast experience telecommunications regulations and policy.


Professor Donna Coleman Gregg Delivers Keynote
Address to International Telecom Officials


The regulations and policy goals that undergird the nation’s telecommunication industry are technical, complex and not well understood by most Americans.
That is doubly true for visitors from other countries. But a group of visiting telecomm executives and government officials from Pakistan received a great deal of assistance on June 14 from CUA law professor Donna Coleman Gregg, whose remarks, “The Regulatory System That Governs U.S. Telecommunications,” helped to decipher the multi-pronged American approach to the telecommunication industry.
Gregg’s keynote address to the group came during their visit to Washington as sponsored guests of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.  Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders.  These visits reflect the international visitors’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States. 
The Pakistani telecomm executives could hardly have chosen a better interpreter of U.S. telecommunications policies.
Before joining the Columbus School of Law, where she teaches Telecommunications Law, Policy and Core Technologies as well as Administrative Law, Gregg was chief of the FCC’s Media Bureau and served on the U.S. Delegation to the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference at the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, Switzerland, as senior policy advisor to U.S. Ambassador Richard M. Russell. 
In addition to providing an overall framework on U.S. telecomm regulation and policy making, Gregg also discussed some of the most pressing regulatory and policy initiatives pertaining to next generation telecomm that are under consideration in Congress and by various federal agencies.
After their time in the nation’s capital, the Pakistani group also made stops in New York City and San Francisco for briefings on next generation telecommunications policy and regulation.