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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Army War College

Georgia Tech Awarded U.S. Army War College Senior Service Fellowship

October 3, 2014 — The Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded two United States Army War College Senior Service Fellowships. Two active duty Army lieutenant colonels or colonels will spend the academic year at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs starting in fall 2015.

Margaret E. Kosal

Kosal Speaks at Nanotechnology Security & Defense Conference

October 1, 2014 — Nunn School Assistant Professor Margaret E. Kosal, gave the keynote talk on “Nanotechnology and Diffusion of Innovation: Security Challenges for the 21st Century,” during the opening plenary session of Nanotechnology for Security and Defense Conference (NanoSD) on September 23, 2014


Dr. Sandy Magnus, Former Astronaut, Spoke on Space Policy

September 17, 2014 — Dr. Sandy Magnus, former U.S. astronaut and executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), spoke to Georgia Tech faculty and students about her wealth of experience in the space policy realm on September 3, 2014.


Major General Yaakov Ayisha Holds Private Briefing at Tech

September 17, 2014 — Major General Yaakov Ayish, Israel Defense and Armed Forces Attaché to the U.S. and Canada, held a private briefing on Operation Protective Edge at the Georgia Tech campus on August 27, 2014.

UCS Summer Symposium

Nunn School PhD Students Participate in International Symposium on Science and World Affairs

August 15, 2014 — Nunn School PhD students Tong Zhao and Taylor Smith, participated in the 2014 International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs held July 25th-August 1st at Princeton University in New Jersey. 

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Upcoming Events

Oct 24-25

Medievalisms on the Move

This year's two day conference investigates what happened when recreations, reinventions, and redefinitions of the 'medieval' move from one cultural space and time to another.

Oct 28

Ukraine on the Brink

Sheila Tschinkel, Distinguished Visiting Professor in Economics, Emory University
 Hubert Tworzecki, P.h.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, Emory University
 Robert Kennedy, P.h.D., Associate Chair & Professor of International Affairs, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Oct 30

"Don't Get Stuck on Stupid" with Lt. Gen. (ret.) Russel L. Honoré

LT. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, US Army (Ret), was widely hailed by the media as the "Category 5 General" who led Task Force Katrina in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes that struck the Gulf Coast in the summer of 2005.

Meet Dr. Jenna Jordan