Our Mission

About Georgetown University Press

The beginnings of Georgetown University Press can be traced to 1964—and we currently publish approximately forty new titles per year, as well as two journals, with an active list of more than 1,000 titles across the fields of languages & linguistics, international affairs, religion & theology, political science, regional studies, and global business and the global economy. These publications primarily service the scholarly community, and many also reach the general reading public. Many help to unite people speaking different languages, literally and figuratively, and all attempt to illuminate, clarify, and respond to the world's most difficult questions.


Our Mission

In service of ideas

We publish authors whose ideas will shape our collective future and inspire readers to know the world better. Our books and resources enable readers to reach across barriers, locally and globally, in order to engage with one another. Our publishing embodies the Georgetown University ideals of academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, and service for the common good. 

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Going Green at Georgetown

Georgetown University Press is a proud member in good standing of the Green Press Initiative, which was founded in 2001, and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making book publishing a more environmentally sound process. We routinely partner with printers who print on paper that contains at least 30% postconsumer waste (PCW), and we often use paper that has between 60% and 100% recycled content. Increasingly, Georgetown University Press books will qualify for being able to use the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) logo, which carries the guarantee that fiber in the paper was not sourced from endangered forests and that existing forests were not cleared to make way for single-species tree plantations. Being active with the Green Press Initiative and reducing our carbon footprint is a priority for Georgetown University Press.

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