Georgetown, Kennedy Center Establish Seminar Series– the Human Journey


Georgetown University is proud to announce the establishment of a new partnership that will create opportunities for students at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Georgetown College, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative, and the Designing the Future(s) Initiative have worked with the Kennedy Center to create the Georgetown-Kennedy Center Seminar Series, which includes free tickets for students to Kennedy Center events, post-performance conversations with creative artists and faculty, and a competitive fellowship program. The series will fall within the Kennedy Center’s 2018-2019 theme The Human Journey, to which Georgetown Distinguished Artist in Residence Jason Moran has contributed.

“We are delighted that Georgetown College and the Georgetown Humanities Initiative will be part of this collaboration,” Georgetown College Dean Chris Celenza said. “This represents an ideal opportunity for our students and faculty to engage meaningfully with the arts and humanities.”

Georgetown students will have the opportunity to attend three performances (Long Way Down on November 1, Silent Night on November 14, and Barber Shop Chronicles on November 28) where each performance is paired with an on-campus conversation with one of the creative talents behind the performance.

A select cohort of three to six students will be chosen as Seminar Scholars this fall, participating in mentored writing and reflection projects.