Located in the nation’s capital, Georgetown is a global leader in research, teaching, and service around issues of international diplomacy.

Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919, is home to preeminent undergraduate and graduate programs that address the changing shape of the international system. In their research and teaching, faculty experts from SFS and other Georgetown schools explore challenges of diplomacy, security, trade, and development. As a Catholic and Jesuit institution, Georgetown places particular emphasis on the ethical dimension of international diplomacy and the imperative of serving the global common good. Proximity to the U.S. government and leading international institutions, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, provide faculty and students with opportunities for interact with leading practitioners, both on campus and downtown.

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In this opinion piece published in Scientific American, the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law's Lawrence Gostin and Alexandra Finch explain that the legacy of the world's unreadiness for COVID-19 means that it is essential to adopt the accord in 2025.

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Established in 1978, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy is a research and teaching institute in the School of Foreign Service that seeks to bridge theory and practice in exploring global problems and the changing landscape of diplomatic engagement.