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.

ASP News

Brian Moore

Alumni Spotlight: Brian Moore (MASIA’17)

Brian Moore graduated with an M.A. in Asian Studies in 2017. He is currently a Sanctions Compliance Officer in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). OFAC is tasked with creating and implementing sanctions programs against those that threaten U.S. national security system, including the U.S. economy and the global financial system.

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Alumni Spotlight: Catherine Killough (MASIA ’17)

Catherine Killough graduated with a M.A. in Asian Studies in 2017 with a concentration in Politics and Security. Currently, she is the Roger Hale Fellow at the Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation dedicated to reducing and eventually eliminating the threats posed by nuclear weapons.