Georgetown Launches Collaborative on Global Children’s Issues to Advance Research, Solutions

Georgetown University

A new university-wide Collaborative on Global Children’s Issues designed to foster cross-disciplinary research and dialogue on critical and emerging global children's issues launched this week.

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia will highlight the creation of the collaborative as part of his opening remarks at a September 21 virtual convening hosted by the Vatican COVID-19 Commission on "Prepare The Future: Converting Covid-19 Liabilities Into Investments That Protect Children." The webinar will consider an integrated approach to building back better in a post-COVID-19 era, including government policies and budgets that are more responsive to children’s needs.

"So often, work on children’s issues is siloed by sector or discipline. But children are integrated beings and to support them fully, we need multidimensional thinking and collaborative solutions. Georgetown has committed to think about children first—in research, policy, and practice—as well as in our life as a community."