we are involved in multidisciplinary research and teaching. across schools and departments. The African Studies Program, housed in the School of Foreign Service, is a hub for much of this activity. Our DC location facilitates academic and cultural exchanges with our African partners, as does the presence of the World Bank and other leading international organizations.
Our U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues convenes American and Chinese leaders to address common challenges facing the global community. The Asian Studies Program in the School of Foreign Service offers a master’s degree in Asian studies and is home to a National Resource Center for East Asia. The Chinese, Japanese and Korean language programs within Georgetown College encompass language, literature and cultural studies. And the Law Center’s Law-Asia Center promotes scholarly exchange and joint research with colleagues across the region. We also maintain active partnerships with Fudan University in Shanghai and Sophia University in Tokyo, a fellow Jesuit institution.
The School of Foreign Service is home to two leading centers dedicated to European affairs, and Georgetown Law operates the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, a unique global partnership in legal education that engages students and faculty from 24 law schools across the world. Europe is the most popular international destination for Georgetown students and faculty to study and conduct research abroad. The university owns and operates villas as study-abroad and conference centers in Florence, Italy, and Alanya, Turkey.
Our Center for Latin American Studies in the School of Foreign Service is a leader in the study of the region. The Latin America Leadership Program and the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas at the Law Center are among the other hubs of Latin America-related activity on campus. Georgetown’s Latin American Board supports the university’s engagement in the region.
Middle East and North Africa
Since its creation in 2005, our Qatar campus has become a hub for our academic and outreach activities in the Middle East. The McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies in Alanya, Turkey, hosts a cohort of study-abroad students every year as well as a variety of research and cultural events. The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies serve as major hubs of regional study at Georgetown’s Main Campus in Washington, DC.
The university houses the American Studies Program within Georgetown College and engages in extensive collaborations with universities based in Canada. Georgetown scholars across disciplines address transnational questions with a particular impact on the United States, such as migration and climate change. The university’s Washington, DC location gives rise to multiple connections with the policy world around global issues.
South and Central Asia
Georgetown scholars and students benefit from a Washington, DC location and close proximity to United States policymaking institutions and international and nongovernmental organizations that enhance the university’s engagement in South and Central Asia. The university is especially active in India, where Georgetown has partnerships with leading institutions in the sciences and other fields. In November 2015, Georgetown launched an India Initiative, a platform for high-level dialogue among American and Indian leaders from government, business, civil society and the academy.
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