Inquiry and Empathy

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Inspired by the Jesuits and the University’s mission to promote a liberal arts education, Georgetown Humanities Initiative is at the center of our university’s scholarly and public engagement.

Meet the HALC Fellows

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“While my Art History major has introduced me to an art-centric approach to understanding history, I aim to reach across disciplinary boundaries.”

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“I have cultivated my interests with courses that foster creativity, organizations that promote community, and mentors who assist with my journey.”

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“Through my time at Georgetown, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about many different perspectives and methods in conceptualizing this human experience.”

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Life’s Big Questions

Uncertainty is inherent to the human experience, but it’s often at odds with planning for the future, living in the moment and making sense of life. To address the issue of uncertainty in existence, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative brought together an interdisciplinary panel of world-renowned experts.

March 17, 2022


Humanities Teaching as Leadership Training: A Study-to-Practice Faculty Development Workshop Series

This spring semester, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative will partner with Kallion Leadership Inc. to host a four-part workshop series open to faculty, graduate students and senior…

January 24, 2022


The Medical Humanities Initiative Launches Minor

Georgetown University offers especially fertile terrain for a novel, cross-campus, and critically-minded minor in Medical Humanities, Culture, and Society. This minor brings together traditional…

December 14, 2021