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.

About Georgetown University Press

Georgetown University Press was founded in 1964. We currently publish approximately forty new titles per year, with an active backlist of more than 1,000 titles across the fields of languages & linguistics; international affairs; religion & theology; Washington, DC, history and culture; and global business and the global economy.

Our Values

We support, encourage, and celebrate voices from a diversity of backgrounds, points of view, and life experiences. We are committed to a collaborative environment defined by care for the whole person, equity, and inclusion. We aspire to empower all to reach their potential. We value integrity, creativity, and shared accountability—in ourselves and our partners—as we strive to serve the common good.

About Our Director

Al Bertrand joined Georgetown University Press as director in September 2018. He spent the previous eight years at Princeton University Press, where he led its global publishing and served as editor-in-chief. Before joining Princeton University Press, he served as European editorial director, humanities and social sciences, for Wiley. He began his career with Blackwell Publishing in 1999 as commissioning editor for classical studies and ancient history. He received a master’s of arts in classics from Princeton University and a bachelor’s in history from the University of Chicago.

Meet our editors and find out more about our Advisory Board and our Faculty Editorial Board.