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In a divided world in which more global dialogue is needed, less of it is taking place—a dangerous, untenable situation. The Georgetown Global Dialogues (GGD) are designed to generate a multisided, international conversation about the challenges facing global humanity. 

During the week of April 22-26, 2024, Georgetown University hosted leading intellectuals from the Global South on campus to engage with each other, with prominent U.S.-based thinkers, and with students, faculty, and a wider public. Our goal is to foster what Pope Francis calls a “culture of encounter”—constructive conversations that respect differences while seeking common ground and ways forward in a divided world.

We invite you to explore this website to learn more about our six GGD fellows and our April events, as well as ways for students to get involved. To stay current, sign up for email updates here. You can find more background on the themes of the dialogues and what we hope to achieve in our essay in the GGD Forum, "Why the Georgetown Global Dialogues?."

Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs organized GGD in cooperation with campus partners including: the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the College of Arts & Sciences, the McDonough School of Business, and Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q). We are grateful to our faculty advisory group for their advice and support (Paul Elie, Aminatta Satha Forna, Nathan Hensley, Karen Huang, Shenila Khoja-Moolji, Charles King, Nicoletta Pireddu, Olúfémi O. Táíwò). The New York Review of Books is our media partner. 

Please send any inquiries to

Thomas Banchoff and Pankaj Mishra, co-conveners