About Us


The Beeck Center is an experiential hub at Georgetown University that mobilizes talent to drive social impact at scale. We incubate and spread cutting edge ideas. We create unique networks of government, private and social sector leaders who come together through unconventional convenings to solve complex problems. And we equip and train students, practitioners, and executives with the mindset and tools necessary to take action.

We focus on scale. Moving from innovation to scale requires a systematic approach to delivering exponential, not marginal, outcomes. Our approach leverages the tools of data, technology, policy, and finance, and embeds collaboration, transparency and inclusion to improve people’s lives.

As part of Georgetown, we are committed to the common good. We believe that the global economy and the systems that underpin it should work for everyone. That the most groundbreaking ideas and technology should be directed to improving the lives of everyone, not just delivering financial returns for a few. And that government and the social and private sectors should work together to restore trust between institutions and the people they serve.

Our History and Role Within the University

The Beeck Center at Georgetown University was launched in 2014 through the generosity of Alberto and Olga Maria Beeck. Part lab, part think tank and part classroom, we work with students and practitioners to innovate new solutions to systemic social problems. We conduct academic research, hold convenings and provide trainings, classes and experiential labs for current and emerging leaders. Building on Georgetown University’s core values and global reach, we drive creative thinking around issues at intersection of data, technology, capital and policy innovation. We invite a divergent and diverse community of thinkers to join us in looking beyond the obvious, to ask the unasked questions, and embrace uncertainty in today’s changing world.

Policy Innovation

Developing and promoting outcomes-focused, human-centered policies to build a better society.

Data for Social Good

Leveraging data and technology to drive public policy, engage more citizens, and improve governance.

Impact Investing

Building the policies, coalitions, and investment practices needed to make positive social and environmental outcomes a key part of every investment decision.

Our Partners

Non-Profit Partners

Government Partners

Georgetown Partners

Private Sector Partners

Featured Blog Posts

TedX Georgetown: Where Leaders Live

TedX Georgetown: Where Leaders Live

November 19, 2018: Lessons from a young leaders journey on how discomfort can actually help address problems, identify solutions and ultimately drive impact in communities.


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