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.

Tiny island in the South China Sea

In this Philstar article, Filipino Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez reflects on his conversation with School of Foreign Service students after e-visiting their class to discuss the role in international law and diplomacy in South China Sea disputes.

Institute for the Study of Diplomacy

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.