The Georgetown University Italian Research Institute, housed in the College, was established in December 2013 to promote, identify, facilitate, and support the advancement of contemporary cutting-edge Italian research in medicine, the sciences, technology, environment, engineering, international affairs, finance, industry, the arts, design, literature, and film.

The Institute serves as a bridge to encourage collaborative engagement between Italian and non-Italian scholars and leaders. To achieve its goal the Institute hosts distinguished thinkers and leaders in their fields to present their research, share their vision, and address challenges confronting research & leadership.


Italian Research Institute Virtual Presentations

Guided by the careful and wise University decision to transition to virtual learning, in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 we canceled our Spring semester campus events, yet more than ever we feel connected with each other.

During this time of social distancing The Italian Research Institute has transitioned to virtual communication.  We invite you periodically to view a series of online videos and lectures on topics of interest from music, that lifts our spirit and connects us, to significant current scientific research. 

We invite you to join us in our journey to a virtual learning experience

Featured Presentations

Leonardo da Vinci: Art and Science

by Professor Pietro C. Marani
Professor of Modern Art & Museology
Politecnico of Milan
Former Vice-Director of Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, Italy


Science and Technology: Latest Research on Optics and Photonics

by Professor Federico Capasso
John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Harvard University