About the Georgetown Environment Initiative

Georgetown University offers unique advantages for this initiative: its strategic location in the nation’s capital and proximity to policy makers, the University’s long history of ethical engagement in the community and world, and well-established networks of research related to the environment (see affiliated departments, institutes, and centers). Major contributors include Georgetown faculty and researchers from the Law CenterMedical Center, McCourt School of Public PolicyGeorgetown College, and Schools of McDonough School of Business, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and the School of Foreign Service.


Thanks to a major gift ($20 million from a family affiliated with the university) received in September 2012, Georgetown has a tremendous opportunity to become a global leader in a field that holds much promise for the planet’s precious natural resources. This gift allows the University to hire new faculty who are leaders in their fields, bring experts to campus to discuss their latest findings, provide startup funding for interdisciplinary research projects, and build an even broader capacity for education and scholarship.

As you explore this website, we invite you to learn more about our world-class faculty and their groundbreaking projects, discover opportunities for our students and graduates, and find out how you might become more involved.



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The Georgetown Environment Initiative