Georgetown Leadership Seminar (GLS)
The Georgetown Leadership Seminar’s vision is to promote dialogue on global affairs among individuals who will shape the future of their organizations and countries. Over 1,000 participants from more than 100 countries are part of an exclusive global alumni network that includes presidents and prime ministers, royalty, parliamentarians and cabinet officials, CEOs and heads of NGOs, high ranking military officers, journalists, and academics.
This interdisciplinary program focuses on global issues, the international economy, foreign policy challenges, and the Washington political and policy-making environment. Speakers include top-level Georgetown faculty, senior practitioners, and other world-class experts.
The objectives of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar are:
- to promote among emerging world leaders a dialogue leading to cross-disciplinary cooperation in international affairs;
- to broaden participants’ understanding of the major issues in the foreign policy-making process in the United States through direct contact with top-level American policy makers; and
- to establish and cultivate an ongoing network crucial to strengthening international cooperation and areas of agreement among leaders in the global community.
Participation is by invitation only. We invite nominations from GLS alumni and from alumni, faculty and friends of Georgetown University. Nominations are accepted the summer prior to the seminar. Prospective participants are notified of their selection on a rolling basis.
Participation requires full-time attendance. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the Seminar and for the $7,000 registration fee (which includes all meals and lodging in first-class accommodations).
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the Seminar be held?
The dates for the next Georgetown Leadership Seminar is October 22 – 27, 2023.
Can anyone participate?
Participation is by invitation only. Seminar participants are nominated by alumni of previous seminars, faculty or alumni of the School of Foreign Service, and Georgetown University. To nominate someone, use our contact page.
Who will be attending this year’s seminar?
The list of participants is not made public prior to the event. You may, however, view the class lists from previous years in the alumni section.