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Centers and Programs

By tackling some of the most critical intellectual and social issues of the day, Georgetown’s faculty and researchers demonstrate their commitment to academic excellence and serving others. Our researchers explore a diverse range of issues – from the science of drug discovery to dialogue on religious identity – making us a community devoted to understanding and improving the world around us.

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Technology for a Better World

Our Tech & Society Initiative is a dynamic interdisciplinary collaboration among Georgetown’s nine schools, three D.C. campuses, and countless centers and institutes—with a shared goal to shape technology’s promise for a better world. Tech & Society aims to equip the world’s next generation of leaders by navigating complex issues at the intersection of technology, ethics, and governance.

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Protecting Our Planet

Our Earth Commons Institute is a hub for environmental and sustainability innovation, research and education to accelerate action on the most pressing issues of our earth.

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Pushing the Frontiers of Racial Justice

The Racial Justice Institute serves as a hub where scholars, activists and thought leaders work across the academic, policy and advocacy spaces to seed and inspire the next generation of scholars and leaders addressing the vestiges of enslavement and well-being of Black, Indigenous and people of color.

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Increasing Religious Understanding

Our Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs engages students, scholars, policymakers and practitioners in dialogue on religion, norms and complex global challenges in the pursuit of a more peaceful world.

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Supporting Our Global Cities

Our Global Cities Initiative is an academic community dedicated to creating and sharing inter-disciplinary knowledge of cities, their communities and the opportunities associated with unprecedented global urbanization. Through this dialogue, we align more than 60 faculty scholars and practitioners engaged in urban research who are not otherwise linked through their traditional academic disciplines.

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Understanding the Human Condition

Our Humanities Initiative aims to support the research and teaching of the university’s humanistic scholars. Through the projects it funds and the programming it develops, the Initiative strives to support work that has a deep impact in the academy while also engaging the public by demonstrating the continuing value of the humanities for understanding the challenges and opportunities of the human condition.