The Georgetown Initiative on Tech & Society 

Tech & Society is a dynamic, university-wide collaboration among Georgetown’s nine schools, three D.C. campuses, and diverse centers and institutes—with a shared goal to shape technology’s promise for a better world.

Our Mission

To create novel approaches for interdisciplinary collaboration, research, and understanding at the intersection of technology, ethics, and governance.

Technology touches every part of society, and presents opportunities and challenges that are inherently interdisciplinary—they cannot be understood, or managed, with a single perspective, skillset, or discipline. That's where we come in. 

We advance this mission in four ways:

  • Collaborate on research. We break out of traditional subject-matter silos and cultivate research that cuts across disciplines.
  • Drive policy and social change. We turn theory into action by developing and executing projects and convenings to foster the formulation and adoption of concrete solutions to better society.
  • Expand interdisciplinary curricula. We develop and teach courses and degree programs at the intersection of technology and society.
  • Build, strengthen, and promote the field of technology and society. We educate the Georgetown community and the world about the importance of integrating values of justice, service, and equity into technology.

Partners and sponsors committed to work in Tech & Society at Georgetown include: