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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Sam Nunn Security Program

 Georgia Tech's Brightest PhD Engineering and Science Students Learn How to Impact Global Public Policy

Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2015 3:00 PM

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

Upcoming Events

Mar 6

Ltc Paul D. Brister, Commander 23STS (AFSOC) Guest Lecture - Special Operations: Today and Tomorrow

Ltc Paul D. Brister LTC is in Air Force Special Ops and has a PhD from the Naval Postgradute School

Mar 6

March D.C. Alumni Event

Calling all D.C. alumni: Join us for a reception and give back to the Nunn School in D.C. this March!

Mar 11

Hong Kong, 2015

Join Clement C.M. Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, for a discussion of the economic and political state of affairs in present day Hong Kong.

Meet Dr. Jenna Jordan