Peace and Security

Peace and Security

Georgetown is an international leader in the study of peace and security issues.

The School of Foreign Service offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in international studies and is home to the Security Studies Program and the Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Georgetown College offers a master's degree in conflict resolution and recently introduced a justice and peace studies major. The university's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs explores issues of faith, justice, and peace connected with Georgetown's identity as a leading global university in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. Georgetown’s Washington, D.C., location gives students and faculty access to U.S. government organizations, including the Departments of State and Defense and the U.S. Institute of Peace, as well as a range of other think tanks and institutes focused on security questions.

C-Lab students in Cambodia with a group of Cambodian hosts

Centennial Labs are School of Foreign Service classes built around an issue, idea, problem, or challenge in a real community. Students work with one or more professors across disciplines to learn the theory critical to understanding the situation. 

James Comey speaking in Gaston Hall
Established in 2000, the Center for Security Studies is an academic research center in the School of Foreign Service that offers a master's degree program in international security.
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Established in 2011, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is an institute for research, scholarship, and outreach at the School of Foreign Service that seeks to deepen and extend the university's engagement with the critical issues of our time involving women worldwide.