CISTP News and Events

News Items

  • COP21- Paris Climate Summit Panel

    February 2, 2016

    On January 20, 2016 Georgia Tech’s Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP) along with the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies (CETS) hosted a public panel to discuss the implications and potential effects of COP21. The panel was moderated by Dr. Alasdair Young of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and featured His Excellency Denis Barbet, Consul General of France, Dr. Marilyn Brown and Dr. Emanuele Massetti from Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, Dr. Erik Johnson from Georgia Tech’s School of Economics, Dr. Jarrod Hayes from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and Dr. Kim Cobb from Georgia Tech’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

  • Former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn On Perils Of North Korea's Bomb Test

    January 7, 2016

    North Korea jolted the rest of the world this week with its announcement that it had tested a hydrogen bomb.  International leaders and observers aren't so sure it was a hydrogen device, but it has still caused great concern.  

    Former Georgia Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn has spent years studying the threat of nuclear expansion.  He is the co-founder (with Ted Turner) of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and a distinguished professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech.  

  • CISTP Co-hosts Changing National Security Landscape, 1945-1953: The Ray Davis ’38 Legacy Symposium

    January 5, 2016

    On December 1, 2016 the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP) co-hosted “Changing National Security Landscape, 1945-1953: The Ray Davis ’38 Legacy Symposium” with the School of History and Sociology. The symposium honored the legacy of the late General Raymond G. Davis, an alumnus of the Institute, as well as the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, where General Davis earned his Medal of Honor.

  • Iraqi Troops Gain Major Victory Over ISIS

    December 31, 2015

    Iraqi Troops Gain Major Victory Over ISIS” interviewed Lawrence Rubin, assistant professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, about how the takeover of Ramadi, Iraq, could affect the Islamic State's recruiting and geographic presence.. KQED, December 29, 2015. 


  • Sam Nunn Security Program Visits CDC

    November 2, 2015

    The Sam Nunn Security Program (Class of 2015-2016) visited the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, 30 October 2015.

Upcoming Events

  • The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Working Toward a World Free of Chemical Weapons

    February 16, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:00 am at Instructional Center, Room 205

    Before there was an Iranian nuclear deal, the international community and the U.S. have been dealing with the elimination of an entire class of WMD. Join Ms. Carmen Kifer, U.S. Army, for a discussion of the challenges that the US and others face as we seek to rid the world of the threat of chemical weapons once and for all. The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) seeks to achieve a world free of an entire class of weapons of mass destruction and to foster cooperation in the peaceful uses of chemistry. 

  • Combatting ISIS: The Special Operations Approach to an International Threat

    February 22, 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Room 1116 West

    Join the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy for a discussion with Lieutenant Colonel Paul Brister (USAF) on alternative and Special Operations Forces specific strategies to counter ISIS with a specific focus on unconventional warfare and the promise and challenges of implementing such strategies.