Georgetown's Department of Philosophy sponsors this Ph.D. program for graduate students. The program has particular strengths in bioethics, ethical theory, the history of philosophy (especially medieval philosophy and nineteenth and twentieth century German philosophy), the Roman Catholic philosophical tradition, the philosophy of language and mind, and political philosophy.
As a Jesuit and Catholic institution, Georgetown is deeply committed to the study of ethics.
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The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs sponsors this program through which students can earn a minor in the College or a certificate in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Participants explore the role of faith and values across topic areas including international relations, comparative politics, history, and culture.
The Department of Philosophy and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics co-sponsor this undergraduate minor. Students discuss the ethical dimensions of medicine, public policy, and technology.
The Program on Justice and Peace in the College offers undergraduate students a program of study related to peace and social justice toward a minor in the Georgetown College or a certificate in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the School of Nursing & Health Studies, and the McDonough School of Business.
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Established in 2001, the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service is a center for service-based scholarship and community outreach in pursuit of the common good.
Established in the 1990s, the Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics in the Medical Center is a university-based ethics resource for individuals who shape and give health care. The center is committed to the dynamic interplay between…
The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics in the McDonough School of Business brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and teachers to advance understanding of the ethical issues inherent in the functioning of the…
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is a center for practically engaged ethics at Georgetown University. Established in 1971 with a founding interest in medical ethics, it is one of the oldest academic ethics centers in the world.
The Georgetown University Program on Justice and Peace is a transdisciplinary, cross-cultural community that fosters creative and collaborative explorations of complex questions of practical morality and domestic and global politics. The program…