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Housed at the headquarters of La Civiltà Cattolica, Georgetown University’s Representative Office in Rome supports outreach to the Vatican and other partners as well as dialogues and events that address contemporary and historical topics.


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This event series, organized by Georgetown's Rome Office and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London), brought Chinese perspectives on AI into the emergent global dialogue about its wider cultural, economic, and policy implications for humanity and its future.

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The Caring for the Future event series responds to Pope Francis’ call to protect our common home by convening distinguished speakers with expertise in industry, technology, finance, politics, and law to discuss the challenges and opportunities to contribute to a sustainable world. 

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The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University is collaborating with three Vatican partners—the Dicasteries for Promoting Integral Human Development, Culture and Education, and Interreligious Dialogue—to explore Pope Francis’ call for a "culture of encounter."

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The China Forum convenes Chinese academics and public figures with international partners to discuss common challenges at the intersection of culture, ethics, and global society. The China Forum is a collaboration between Georgetown University and La Civiltà Cattolica.

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Over the past decade, Georgetown has developed a strong partnership with the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies through visiting scholars and cosponsored events. A centerpiece of the partnership is the Georgetown Lecture on Contemporary Islam, inaugurated at PISAI in 2017.

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Over the course of 2022, Georgetown University Representative in Rome Debora Tonelli convened a series of dialogues to discuss challenges and opportunities facing Africa more broadly in order to dispel negative stereotypes and highlight Africa’s cultural contributions on a regional and global scale.