Located in Paris and Washington, D.C., the Institute’s international structure reflects our approach to problem solving. We recognize the importance of global partnerships and perspectives in developing an effective framework to guide technology that functions across borders.
To build equitable and ethical technology with the ability to adapt and advance change, the McCourt Institute brings together expert partners across a variety of disciplines from two leading academic institutions, Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and Sciences Po in Paris.
Together, these interdisciplinary partners aim to grow a network of collaborators and will develop a framework for online activity and growth that focuses on technology for the common good.
The McCourt Institute has pledged to provide $50 million over 10 years to Sciences Po and Georgetown University to support the development of new scientific work and advance research on technology for the common good. Funded projects are selected annually and administered directly by Georgetown University and Sciences Po.
Georgetown University is a leading research university and academic institution. Founded in the decade that the U.S. Constitution was signed, the university is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Today the university is a forward-looking, diverse community devoted to social justice, restless inquiry and respect for each person’s individual needs and talents.
As a founding partner of the McCourt Institute, Georgetown University works together with the Institute and others to grow a network of collaborators and will develop a framework for online activity and growth that focuses on technology for the common good.
"The McCourt Institute is poised to make a tremendous global impact in digital governance and beyond. Georgetown is honored to partner with the McCourt Institute in the important work of discovering more ethical and inclusive ways to build technology. We look forward to bringing together civic institutions, interdisciplinary perspectives, and diverse community voices to tackle big societal problems."
John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
Sciences Po is an international research university, both selective and open onto the world, ranking among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Sciences Po stands out for combining approaches and confronting different worldviews. This tradition of diversity and multidisciplinary approach makes Sciences Po an active participant in public debate, a forum where thought meets action.
As a founding partner of the McCourt Institute, Sciences Po works together with the Institute and others to grow a network of collaborators and will develop a framework for online activity and growth that focuses on technology for the common good.
"Digital issues are at the heart of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences and are fundamental to the future of our democracies. The partnership with the McCourt Institute will foster the growth of research in this field and the emergence of innovative solutions for the common good.”
Mathias Vicherat, President, Sciences Po