The Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP) is the interdisciplinary policy research arm of The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. The Center provides a collegial venue for scholars, policy analysts, scientists, technical experts, practitioners, and community leaders to explore innovative approaches to issues situated at the nexus of science, technology, and international affairs. In this capacity, CISTP is committed to generating independent, policy-relevant research and serving as an analytical “bridge builder” for engaging concerned members of the local community and influencing policymaking on contemporary strategic issues.

The Center's active programs integrate faculty and specialists from Georgia Tech's fields of engineering, science, and international affairs with leading figures in the global policy arena. Seminars, workshops, conferences, and in-house research and publications are merged with national and international fellowship training to provide meaningful contacts for an enhanced understanding of future technological opportunities and challenges facing both corporate and government planners.


CISTP Programs are in part funded through the generous support of the following endowments:

General Ray Davis Endowment

Callahan Memorial Fund 


What We Do


Latest News

Klieman Talk 2/16/15

Klieman Speaks On Middle East Identity

February 23, 2015 — Klieman’s talk, titled “The Search for Identity: Between Tribalism and ‘Middle Easternism” was a discussion of evolving conceptions of identity in the Middle East.


Kosal Speaks in Vienna on Big Data and Nonproliferation

February 4, 2015 — Nunn School Assistant Professor Margaret E. Kosal gave an invited talk on “Big Data Analytics, the Life Sciences, & Transnational Security Threats” at King’s College London Policy Institute-organized workshop on “Open Source and Big Data Methodologies for Nonproliferation” in Vienna at the end of January.

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Kosal Serves As Expert on US Working Group for Big Data and Analytics

December 15, 2014 — Nunn School Assistant Professor Dr. Margaret E. Kosal was selected to serve as an expert on the US Government’s first formal working group assessing the current state of big data and analytics.


Nunn School Doctoral Student at Nanotechnology for Defense (NT4D) Conference

December 8, 2014 — Nunn School PhD student Ms. Taylor Smith presented research at the 2014 Nanotechnology for Defense Conference (NT4D) in Chantilly, VA. Working with Assistant Professor Margaret E. Kosal, Smith presented results of a study on the implications of advancements in Russia’s nanotechnology and nanoscience programs for national and international security

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Stable Transition to a New Nuclear Order

Click here to connect to the MacAurthur Foundation-funded "Creating Conditions for a Stable Transition to a New Nuclear Order" at Cornell University!


POSSE studies issues of strategic stability in a post-nuclear weapons era

Upcoming Events

Apr 7

Ivan Allen College Day

Dean Jacqueline J. Royster and the Ivan Allen College Day Planning Committee cordially invite you to attend the inaugural Ivan Allen College Day

Dec 19 2014 to Apr 23 2015

Places and Spaces: Mapping Science

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science is meant to inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate human activity and scientific progress on a global scale. Maps have an amazing power to help us understand, navigate, and manage both physical places and abstract knowledge spaces.

Meet Dr. Jenna Jordan