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


Isa Afacan, Assistant Professor at Turgut Ozal University in Turkey, Visits Tech

October 29, 2014 — Isa Afacan, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Turgut Ozal University in Ankara, Turkey, visited Georgia Tech on October 15, 2014 to discuss the phenomenon of state collapse in the Middle East after the Arab Spring.


Nunn School Holds Panel on Middle East

October 29, 2014 — On September 16, 2014, the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy presented a panel discussion titled “Is the Middle East Burning.” 


Under Secretary of State, Rose Gottemoeller, Visits Sam Nunn School

October 29, 2014 — On September 30, 2014, the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP) hosted Rose E. Gottemoeller, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State.

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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

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Upcoming Events

Oct 31

Ivan Allen College Graduate Studies Reception

Invitation extended to all current IAC students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Nov 1

Ivan Allen College Alumni Brunch

Ivan Allen College will host an 'Alumni Brunch' following the Ramblin' Wreck Parade

All alumni, faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Nov 6

Ebola: Challenge and Crisis for the African Union

Featuring Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, II, Representative of the United States of America to the African Union 

Meet Dr. Jenna Jordan