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Learn from development practitioners, economists, and scholars who are passionately committed to fostering your skills and knowledge. Working side-by-side with your professors, you’ll delve deep into development through thought-provoking discussions in the classroom, dedicated mentorship, and hands-on projects that will be applicable beyond your time at Georgetown.

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Our faculty engage in the world around them, bringing their expertise on the ground to the classroom. From poverty reduction in Africa to social enterprise case studies to social policy and governance in East Asia, our professors have a commanding wealth of knowledge they’re eager to share. They’ll empower you to think critically, engage in global issues, and

A Testimonial

“Building the global social enterprise and innovation program at Georgetown has meant going beyond traditional pedagogy to support students in solving wicked problems in new ways. Experiential engagements and other new approaches to teaching such as our Global Social Innovation Labs yield powerful results for us as a learning and doing community.”

Faculty at Work

The Global Human Development Program celebrates Professor Shareen Joshi’s recent award of tenure within the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She has taught GHDP 502 Political Economy of…

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia has conferred distinguished National Honors on Stephen D. Cashin (SFS ’79 and member of the SFS Board of Advisors) and Professor Steven Radelet…

“There are enormous challenges all over the world, and it is tempting to be discouraged. But here in the GHD program, there are incredible resources to understand more fully and more deeply these challenges and maybe—together with faculty, your classmates, alumni and the global network of practitioners you will be part of—begin to put together the elements of a solution.”

“I’m a big believer in interdisciplinary problem solving, and that’s particularly needed in impact investing, where I spend most of my time. GHD’s ability to bring together students who are committed to critical problem solving and outside of the box thinking from all walks of life is part of what makes our community so rich.”