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


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. 

Professor Adam N. Stulberg

Stulberg talks at the at the International Nuclear Materials Management Conference

August 15, 2014 — Nunn School Associate Professor Adam Stulberg delivered a talk titled “The Future of US-ROK Nuclear Cooperation: Confronting Credible Commitment Problems,” at the International Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Conference in Atlanta, GA on July 24, 2014.

Assistant Professor Lawrence Rubin

Nunn School's Rubin Participates in Workshop on Israel/Gaza Situation

July 31, 2014 — On July 24, 2014, Dr. Lawrence Rubin participated in a policy planning workshop held in Jerusalem titled, “Israel, Gaza, and the region: Post-cease fire opportunities." Sponsored by Mitvim, The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies and the International Crisis Group, the workshop was attended by a unique multinational group of 40 diplomats, analysts, journalists and scholars.

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Nunn Forum 2014

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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, 2014, 3:00 PM

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

Upcoming Events

Sep 18

Peace Corps Recruiting Event

Join us at this lunchtime information session to speak with regional recruiter Becky Ament...

Sep 18

Sam Nunn Security Program Reception

For current students, alumni, and friends.

Please join us for food, drink, and networking with other Sam Nunn Security Fellows and Georgia Tech faculty.

Sep 30

Talk by Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

CISTP will host a talk by Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security for the US State Department. Rose Eilene Gottemoeller is the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security for the US State Department. As Under Secretary, Gottemoeller advises the Secretary on arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament. She had served as Acting in this position since February 7, 2012. While Acting, Gottemoeller continued to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, a position she was appointed to on April 6, 2009.