50th Anniversary


We at Georgetown University Press are delighted to ring in our 50th anniversary in 2014. Started in the Linguistics Department in the School of Foreign Service back in 1964, we have grown into a press with fifteen full-time employees and seven Georgetown University student interns. We publish in five subject areas that draw on some of the intellectual strengths of Georgetown University: International Affairs; Languages and Linguistics; Religion and Ethics; Public Management and Public Policy; and Bioethics. Publishing 40 books and 3 journals a year, and with an active backlist of over 750 titles, GUP is a member of the Association of American University Presses and the Association of American Publishers. Ebooks and interactive multimedia components have long been part of our product lines, and we have recently begun to publish enhanced ebooks, produce digital shorts, create interactive companion websites, adapt materials for MOOCs, and develop our first apps. We are committed to staying at the forefront of innovation in scholarly publishing, so that in 50 years, we will have a remarkable centennial to celebrate.

In celebration of our 50 years of impact, we have some special things planned:

A Tumblr 50 Feature: Every Friday, we will feature a book published by GUP, and each week will feature a different year in the press’s history. We hope you enjoy this walk through GUP history with us!

Georgetown University Press 50th Lecture Series
[Note: Books will be for sale at a 50% discount at all events part of the lecture series]

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Mortara Center for International Studies 

Dr. Roger George and Dr. James Bruce will discuss the new edition of their Georgetown University Press book Analyzing Intelligence. This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on professional intelligence analysis as practiced in the US government. 

Roger Z. George is professor of national security strategy at the National War College and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in the Security Studies Program. He was a career CIA intelligence analyst who served at the State and Defense departments and has been the national intelligence officer for Europe. He is coeditor of several volumes on intelligence and national security studies, most recently The National Security Enterprise.

James B. Bruce is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. A retired career intelligence analyst, he served with CIA's Directorate of Intelligence and Directorate of Operations, and with the National Intelligence Council as deputy national intelligence officer for science and technology. An adjunct professor at Georgetown University, he has taught previously at the National War College, and as an adjunct at Columbia University and American University.

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 4:00pm-5:30pm
ICC 302-P
Cosponsored with the SFS Asian Studies Program

Dr. Helena Rene will discuss her recent Georgetown University Press book China's Sent Down Generation. This book, the most comprehensive study of the program to be published in either English or Chinese to date, examines the mechanisms and dynamics of statecraft in China, from the rustication program's inception in 1968 to its official termination in 1980 and actual completion in the 1990s. The book is also part of GUP's award-winning Public Management and Change series.

Helena Rene completed her PhD in public administration at American University in 2010. She is a member of the board of directors of the Washington Institute of China Studies. Previously, she was a visiting lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an adjunct professor of political science at Hood College.

Careers in International Affairs, 9th Edition
Book Release and Panel Discussion
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Cosponsored with the Master of Science in Foreign Service program

Editors and contributors of Careers in International Affairs, 9th Edition, will come together to discuss the updates to the new book. This thoroughly revised edition is the ultimate job-hunting guide for anyone who hopes to work in the US government, international organizations, business, or nonprofits.

Library-Press Publishing Collaborations
Friday, October 3, 2014

The Future of Bioethics with Robert Veatch
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Cosponsored with the Kennedy Institute of Ethics

This lecture on where the field of bioethics is heading will feature the renowned Dr. Robert Veatch. Robert M. Veatch is a professor of medical ethics at Georgetown University's Kennedy Institute of Ethics. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities and a former member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Association. He is the author or editor of over forty books, including GUP's Hippocratic, Religious, and Secular Medical EthicsIn addition, Dr. Veatch is a member of the Georgetown University Press Advisory Board.

Can Universities Be Ethical? with James Keenan
Thursday, November 6, 2014 
Cosponsored with the Department of Theology

Dr. James Keenan, SJ, will discuss the morality issues for higher education. James F. Keenan, S.J., holds the Founders Professorship in Theology at Boston College. An internationally renowned theological ethicist, his books include Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts from the Catholic Tradition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010) and most recently History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century: From Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences (Continuum, 2010). He is also the recently retired editor of Georgetown University Press's award-winning Moral Traditions series.

The Future of Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language with Karin Ryding, Kristen Brustad, and Mahmoud Al-Batal
Friday, November 21, 2014