Welcome to Asian Studies at Georgetown

Georgetown University has long recognized Asia’s importance in global affairs. Accordingly, the SFS Asian Studies Program was established over thirty years ago to meet the demands for rigorous academic study of this critical region.

The M.A. in Asian Studies provides students with an opportunity to study the dynamics of Asia with an innovative balance of traditional area studies and functional training.

The Asian Studies Program boasts a world-class faculty comprised of leading scholars and practitioners with a wide-range of expertise, research, and experience.

Each semester, the program host events that feature an array of prominent leaders, scholars, policymakers, and experts from Washington D.C. and beyond.


  1. Democratization in Taiwan: Past & Future

    March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Hong Kong’s Role in the U.S.-China Relationship

    March 25 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Photographing The Hermit Kingdom

    March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Political Risk & Strategic Advising in Asia: A Conversation with Nirav Patel, President of The Asia Group

    March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

ASP News

President Trump and Kim Jong Un shake hands

ASP Faculty Cover the Hanoi Summit

In the weeks ahead of the historical summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, Asian Studies Program faculty were hard at work assessing, analyzing, and predicting the implications of the summit for the United States and U.S. allies in the region. Click to read more.

U.S. China Conference

November Event Highlights

This November, The Asian Studies Program hosted a full program of events featuring notable Asia experts and highlighting The Asian Studies Program’s continued commitment to researching and teaching the field of Asian Studies. Please click the article to learn more about November’s events.