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 


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Assistant Professor Lawrence Rubin

How Jordan Uses Islam Against the Islamic State

November 19, 2014 — Lawrence Rubin, assistant professor in the Nunn School, is featured in today's Washington Post with an article written jointly with Michael Robbins. The article, "How Jordan Uses Islam Against the Islamic State," discusses Jordan's recent attempts to employ new policies intended to strengthen official Islam over the Islamic State.


Moltz Speaks on Space Security to Nunn School Students

November 17, 2014 — The Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP) and the Center for Space Technology and Research (CSTAR) hosted Dr. Clay Moltz of the Naval Postgraduate School for a discussion of space security on November 17, 2014.  Dr. Moltz is the author of Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space (Columbia University Press, 2014).  Nunn School Assistant Professor Mariel Borowitz hosted the event.


Brigety Presents on African Union Response to Ebola

November 6, 2014 — On November 6, 2014, Ambassador Reuben Brigety, U.S. Representative to the African Union (AU), delivered a talk on the AU’s response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa. This talk, sponsored by the Nunn School’s Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), was attended by an impressive cross-section of the Georgia Tech campus and Atlanta area community. Nunn School Assistant Professor Margaret Kosal provided introductory remarks.

Matthew Kroenig

Matthew Kroenig Speaks at Georgia Tech

November 4, 2014 — The Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP) hosted Dr. Matthew Kroenig for a discussion of Iran’s nuclear program.


General James Cartwright (ret.) Talks Strategic Deterrence at Nunn School

November 3, 2014 — On October 16, 2014 General James Cartwright (United States Marine Corps, ret), the eighth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Georgia Tech to discuss strategic deterrence and other international security issues. 

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