Panoramic view of Assisi, Italy

The Economy of Francesco

In November 2020, Pope Francis invited young people around the world to gather virtually to consider ways of making the economy of today and tomorrow, fair, sustainable, and inclusive. The Economy of Francesco gathering, inspired by the example of St. Francis of Assisi, featured workshops, seminars, and lectures with leading experts in economics, sustainable development, and the social sciences, including Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus.

In order to encourage wide participation from the Georgetown University community, the Office of the President offered 24 fellowships to professional and graduate students and alumni under the age of 35. Below you can explore their reflections about their experience and how the Georgetown community can help advance the ideas and priorities that emerged out of the gathering.

Feature Series

Tierney Monahan

January 11, 2021

In November 2020 Pope Francis convened “Economy of Francesco," a global online gathering of young people determined to make the economy fair, sustainable, and inclusive. Georgetown University asked

Rodolfo Martinez-Don

January 11, 2021

In November 2020 Pope Francis convened "Economy of Francesco," a global online gathering of young people determined to make the economy fair, sustainable, and inclusive. Georgetown University asked

Paige Kirby

January 11, 2021

In November 2020 Pope Francis convened “Economy of Francesco," a global online gathering of young people determined to make the economy fair, sustainable, and inclusive. Georgetown University asked

Sanjay Iyer

January 11, 2021

In November 2020 Pope Francis convened “Economy of Francesco," a global online gathering of young people determined to make the economy fair, sustainable, and inclusive. Georgetown University asked

Joshua Raftis

January 11, 2021

In November 2020 Pope Francis convened “Economy of Francesco," a global online gathering of young people determined to make the economy fair, sustainable, and inclusive. Georgetown University asked

Katie Rumer

January 11, 2021

In November 2020 Pope Francis convened “Economy of Francesco," a global online gathering of young people determined to make the economy fair, sustainable, and inclusive. Georgetown University asked