Science and Technology

Science and Technology

Georgetown is home to a range of science and technology programs that engage global issues such as health and the environment.

Leading interdisciplinary programs include the Science, Technology, and International Affairs program (Walsh School of Foreign Service) and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Public Health Law (Law Center). Georgetown is also home to a new university-wide Environment Initiative. Georgetown’s location in the nation’s capital places it in close proximity to key resources including the National Academy of Science, the National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution. Georgetown’s scientific work is also inflected by its Jesuit tradition, which emphasizes the centrality of ethics. It is home to the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, which was founded in 1971.

Georgetown students in snorkeling gear on a boat over the Great Barrier Reef

The Office of Global Education sponsors faculty-led, credit-bearing, short-term summer programs abroad on topics such as ecology, foreign languages, global health, business, and more.

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The Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service is a research organization focused on studying the security impacts of emerging technologies, supporting academic work in security and technology studies, and delivering nonpartisan analysis to the policy community.
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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.

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