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Spotlight: The Age of COVID-19 at Georgetown

Georgetown has transitioned to a remote learning environment for the remainder of the spring semester. Scattered across the globe, members of the Georgetown community are working together to respond to the pandemic while staying connected to each other.

Faculty Research

Georgetown Emerging Technology Experts Help Create Online Coronavirus Repository

Georgetown Researchers Support COVID Response in Delhi

Georgetown professor Rajesh Veeraraghavan and research partners from the Urban Spatial Observatory are using data to help Indian citizens, journalists, and government officials respond to coronavirus.

Experts Ponder Effect of COVID-19 on Future of Sustainability and the Environment

Georgetown experts in science, history, international affairs, and health say COVID-19 has deeply impacted the world’s carbon footprint.

COVID-19 Research at Georgetown

Georgetown University Medical Center has provided seed money to 15 teams of investigators to better track the disease and study ways to slow or stop the pandemic, as well as generate ideas for potential therapies or vaccines.

COVID-19: Now Is the Time to Create the Future We Want

Mark Dybul and Deus Bazira, co-directors of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact, say America should lead the world in creating the systems and organizations required to overcome COVID-19. 
On April 16, the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues and the Asian Studies Program in the School of Foreign Service co-sponsored an event on "The Future of U.S.-China Relations: Challenges and Opportunities of the COVID-19 Crisis."

Building Community

Faith Communities Persist in Era of Virtual Connection 

While social distancing around the world, members of Georgetown University’s unique faith communities have been able to maintain their spiritual practices from around the globe.

Global Connectivity in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has derailed the vibrant student life at Georgetown. Despite the physical distance, these international students have found ways to connect and to recreate campus life with their friends. 

Georgetown Now

How can we cultivate a feeling of belonging in a new reality devoid of face-to-face interactions?

On April 3 Charlene Brown-McKenzie, director of the Center for Multicultural Equity & Access, joined Georgetown President John J. DeGioia for a conversation on building a community of diversity under virtual circumstances.

Global Georgetown

CALL Program Prepares Students for the Professional World

The Capitol Applied Learning Lab (CALL) program gives students the chance to earn credit while cultivating job skills and living in downtown DC.

Georgetown Professor Receives Grant to Broaden U.S.-China Climate Conversation

Professor Joanna Lewis believes the United States and China together can advance global climate and sustainability interests through energy sector leadership.

Georgetown University Remembers Maeve McKean

The Georgetown University community mourns the loss of leader, colleague, and friend Maeve McKean, who passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 9.

Upcoming Events

On the Frontlines of COVID-19: A Conversation with Women Peacebuilders
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
April 24 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EDT | Online

Moving Beyond a Life on Hold: Young Catholics in a Time of Crisis
Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life
April 27 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT | Online

The Papacy Confronts Coronavirus: A Conversation with Austen Ivereigh
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life
May 5 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT | Online

Recent Events

Leadership During Crisis: Combating the Coronavirus
Institute for Politics and Public Service
Media: Event Video

Catholic Social Thought and the Coronavirus Crisis
Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life 
Media: Event Video

The COVID-19 Crisis and Challenges to the Common Good
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
Media: Event Video
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