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December 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm

College Co-Hosts D.C. Policy Forum; Alum on Panel

Graham 'Rusty' Matthews

Graham ‘Rusty’ Matthews

Four Ohio University entities collaborated to host Ohio University’s D.C. Policy Forum on Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C.

The College of Arts & Sciences, the Scripps College of Communication, the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs planned the event, which was held in the offices of the Nixon Peabody LLP law firm.

Graham “Rusty” Mathews ’70, who earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1970, is director in government law and policy at Greenburg Traurig LLP.
Mathews focuses on energy and climate change policy, cyberspace and cybersecurity, and terrorism risk insurance and liability policy and legislative matters. He is an experienced adviser, having served the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate as assistant and minority clerk on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and as a legislative liaison for the Department of Energy. He has congressional and executive branch experience in the annual budget, appropriations, and legislative process. Rusty advises his clients on a variety of federal budget, appropriations and sequestration-related issues.

This year’s forum marks the third such event hosted by Ohio University. The event featured panelists, who were all Ohio University alumni, discussing the issues facing the 114th Congress. Moderator Clarence Page, columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune and a 1969 graduate of the College of Communication, led the discussion.

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