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Steven Billet

Visiting Professor

Visiting Faculty


Steven Billet is an accomplished global policy advocate and a successful academic leader. At George Washington University’s Grad School of Political Management (GSPM), he directed the MA in Legislative Affairs while creating and managing an innovative graduate program for US Army Congressional Fellows. He conceived and ran a graduate certificate program in PAC management. He has taught classes for the University of Notre Dame’s Washington Semester Program for twenty years.

From 1983 to 2002 he worked for AT&T, leading the company’s advocacy efforts at the state, national and international arenas. His assignments included management of lobbying campaigns in the US Congress, reform and management of the AT&T PAC and creation and direction of AT&T’s government affairs organization for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).


  • Lobbying
  • Campaign Finance
  • Legislative Affairs
  • PAC Management
  • European politics

Research Areas

  • Lobbying
  • Advocacy
  • Legislative Affairs
  • US Congress
  • European Politics


  • Presenter, US Department of State International Speaker’s Program
  • Capitol Hill Advisor, US Army Congressional Fellows Program


  • University of Notre Dame, PhD in Government and International Studies, 1986
  • East Carolina University, MA in Political Science, 1980
  • East Carolina University, BA in Political Science, 1974

Selected Publications

  • Steven Billet. The Foundations of Global Advocacy, forthcoming 2025.
  • Steven Billet. The American Lobby: Evolution without Rules and Its Legacy of Corruption, 2024.