Georgetown Diplomacy and International Security Conference (GDISC)


Each year, the IRC hosts two GDISC conferences; once in the Autumn for high school students in the Washington metropolitan area, and once in the Spring directed at the Georgetown community. The mission of GDISC is to bring together students, faculty, and professionals in interactive, panel-based presentations of the major issues facing the world of international relations. GDISC attendees have heard from distinguished statesmen such as former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, former National Security Adviser General James L. Jones, Director of the National Security Agency Michael S. Rogers, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander NATO General Wesley Clark, and a number of other hihgly accomplished individuals.


Ultimately, this Conference is an extension of Georgetown University's core values. GDISC is free, so as to be available to all students, and all students are welcome regardless of foreign affairs background. We aim not only to draw students interested in international studies, but rather all students interested in learning more about the problems facing our global community.