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.