Georgetown Leadership Seminar 

Founded in 1982, the Georgetown Leadership Seminar is the premier executive education program at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.  Run by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy since 2011, the GLS brings emerging leaders from around the world to the Georgetown campus in Washington, D.C., for five days of intensive discussion on major international issues.  The Seminar’s vision is to promote dialogue on global affairs among individuals who will shape the future of their organizations and countries. GLS attracts representatives from across sectors, including governments, corporations, law firms, financial institutions, the military, international and nongovernmental organizations, the media, universities, and think-tanks. The Seminar’s interdisciplinary program focuses on global issues, the international economy, foreign policy challenges, and the Washington political and policymaking environment. Speakers include top-level Georgetown faculty, senior practitioners and other world-class experts. GLS has more than 900 alumni from more than 100 countries, including individuals who went on to become heads of state, presidents, prime ministers, Cabinet secretaries, generals, ambassadors and CEOs.

More information about the Georgetown Leadership Seminar-including the nomination process and the 2018 program with participants, speakers, and topics-can be found at


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