The annual Georgetown Leadership Seminar is a premier executive education program conducted and hosted by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

 Participation is by invitation only.


Over the last 34 years, over 900 participants have represented more than 100 countries. These innovators and leaders are members of an exclusive global alumni network that includes presidents and prime ministers, royalty, parliamentarians and cabinet officials, CEOs and heads of NGOs, high ranking military officers, journalists and academics.

The objectives of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar are:

  • To promote among emerging world leaders a dialogue leading to cross-disciplinary cooperation in international affairs
  • To expose participants to, and therefore broaden their understanding of, the major issues in the foreign policy-making process in the United States through direct contact with top level American policy makers
  • To establish and cultivate an ongoing network crucial to strengthening international cooperation and areas of agreement among leaders in the global community