Books for a Better World

Georgetown University Press, Georgetown College, and the Georgetown University Library are proud to announce a new series of ongoing live streamed interviews with Georgetown faculty and Press authors about their books—past, present, and prospective. Topics will include both the most urgent—the future of the international system and the plight of refugees during the public health crisis—and historical, ethical, and pedagogical themes. Sign up for our newsletter or check this page for updates on forthcoming events.

“Voting in a Year of Crisis”

University of Auburn Professors Kathleen Hale and Mitchell Brown

Thursday, June 11 12:00pm – 12:30pm


“Public Health and the Law”

Matthews University Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University Wendy E. Parmet

Thursday, June 18  12:00pm – 12:30pm

“Russian Cyber Operations in a Year of Crisis”

US Naval Postgraduate School Lecturer Scott Jasper

Thursday, June 25 12:00pm – 12:30pm

“Medical Ethics in a Time of Crisis”

Acting Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the Andre Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics at Georgetown University Daniel Sulmasy

Thursday. July 9  12:00pm – 12:30pm

“Code-Switching: Doing Linguistics and Writing the Arabic Novel”

The American University in Cairo Professor Reem Bassiouney

Thursday, July 16 12:00pm – 12:30pm

“The Coronavirus Pandemic in Historical Perspective”

Georgetown professor Timothy Newfield

Thursday, July 23 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Past Events

“The Future of the International Order”

Walsh School of Foreign Service Professor of Government and Foreign Service Anthony Clark Arend

Thursday, April 23 12:00pm – 12:30pm

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“Migrants and Refugees in a Time of Crisis”

Pedro Arrupe Distinguished Research Professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Senior Fellow of the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and affiliated professor in the Theology Department at Georgetown University David Hollenbach, SJ

Thursday, April 30 12:00pm – 12:30pm

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“Managing Social Presence while Social Distancing”

Communication, Culture, and Technology Program Associate Professor and McDonough School of Business Affiliate Professor Jeanine Turner

Thursday, May 7 12:00pm – 12:30pm

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“The Ethics of Reopening the Economy”

The Catholic University of America Associate Professor David Cloutier

Thursday, May 14 12:00pm – 12:30pm

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“Pandemics at Tudor Place”

Tudor Place Historic House Curator Grant Quertermous

Thursday, May 21 12:00pm – 12:30pm

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“Archiving the Present: Thinking Historically about COVID-19″

Georgetown College Associate Professor Ananya Chakravarti

Thursday, May 28 12:00pm – 12:30pm

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"Words Matter: How We Talk About the Pandemic"

Georgetown University Professor Deborah Tannen

Thursday, June 4 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Recording to Come