The Doyle Engaging Difference Program

Deepening Georgetown's Commitment to Tolerance & Diversity

I am grateful that the Doyle Program nudged me out of my comfort zone and forced me to rethink my teaching objectives and strategies.

Barbara Mujica

The Doyle Program serves the entire Georgetown University community and is a campus-wide collaboration between the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) and Georgetown College designed to deepen the university's own commitment to tolerance and diversity and enhance global awareness of the challenges and opportunities of an era of increasing interconnectedness.The Doyle Engaging Difference Program began in 2009 and is made possible through a generous gift from Georgetown alumnus and Chairman of the Board of Directors William J. Doyle (C’72).

The CNDLS elements of the Doyle Program include:

  • the Doyle Faculty Fellows Program, which creates curricular opportunities for faculty to promote student engagement with themes of difference and diversity;
  • the Doyle Engaging Difference Symposium, produced in collaboration with the Berkley Center, which provides an opportunity for the larger campus community to engage in discussion on diversity-related issues and themes;
  • the Doyle Film and Culture Series, which offers campus-wide events that raise issues related to diversity and difference, creating further opportunities for discussion and reflection;
  • and the Doyle diversity grants, which support learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.