The School’s programs focus on understanding the global context of advances in science and technology and on preparing students to address pressing concerns at the nexus of science, technology, and policy. Our alumni are making a difference in the fields of international business, domestic and foreign policy analysis, law, international security, foreign diplomacy, communications, human rights advocacy, education, and city, state, and federal government.

The School offers B.S. and professional M.S. degrees, as well as a minor in International Affairs and certificate programs in Asian Affairs, European Affairs, European Union studies, and Latin American Affairs. Undergraduate and graduate students may also participate in School-sponsored summer programs in Belgium, China, Argentina, Cuba, and Costa Rica.

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  • Market-based approaches for postharvest loss reduction 

    Adebola, Olufunke T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-03-16)
    Do farmers in contract farming (CF) arrangements have lower levels of postharvest losses than do farmers who do not participate in contract farming? Does our current understanding of postharvest losses overlook other ...
  • Coordinating across chaos: The practice of transnational internet security collaboration 

    Chaudhary, Tarun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-03-18)
    This dissertation explores transnational security provisioning on/for the internet. A unique framework of analysis is established that melds traditional understandings of security drawn from computing disciplines with ...
  • New Geostrategic Challenges Facing Our Western Alliance 

    Breedlove, Philip M. (2018-11-06)
    General Breedlove will be speaking about the geostrategic challenges that western allies face.
  • Immigration, Race and Populism: Politics and Policy from Colonialism to Brexit 

    Givens, Terri (2018-10-17)
    With images of children in cages, separated from their parents, and would-be migrants floating on overloaded boats in the Mediterranean becoming fixtures in the news media, politicians are struggling to find solutions to ...
  • The determinants of military technology innovation and diffusion 

    Schmid, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-03-28)
    A state’s capacity to develop and produce advanced military technology contributes to its standing within the global distribution of power. Similarly, the manner in which such technologies, once developed and produced, ...
  • Re-control the market for strategic power: China's reregulation of its rare earth industry 

    He, Yujia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-17)
    This thesis studies the role and the capacity of the Chinese state in the development of China’s rare earth industry. The Chinese rare earth industry has rapidly developed since the late 1970s and has provided the global ...
  • Achieving Individual Privacy and International Security Cooperation in a Shifting Landscape 

    Gencarelli, Bruno (2017-04-18)
    The Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, the Institute for Information Security & Privacy at Georgia Tech, and the Scheller College of Business host a one-day ...
  • Fourth annual report of the Sam Nunn security program 

    Endicott, John E.; Goodman, Seymour E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-05-31)
  • When opportunity doesn't knock: examining military non-investment in emerging technologies 

    Huang, Jonathan Yun-Chin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-11)
    Why do militaries invest in some emerging technologies but not others? Conventional wisdom suggests that capable states have reasons to hedge their bets and invest in emerging military technologies as widely as they can. ...
  • Computational modeling of spontaneous behavior changes and infectious disease spread 

    Fajebe, Ayodeji (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-09)
    In the Spring of 2009, a new strain of pandemic influenza virus emerged in the human population and spread to major countries worldwide. This caused panic that the world was witnessing another influenza outbreak potentially ...
  • The social impact of open government data 

    Meng, Amanda H. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-02)
    This comparative study investigates the claim that open government data (OGD) should have a noticeable impact on marginalized groups’ inclusion in policy making. OGD researchers and practitioners conceptualize that society’s ...
  • Euro-Atlantic Challenges: A Way Ahead 

    Breedlove, Philip (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-28)
  • Transatlantic Agenda 2016 

    Vicini, Caroline (2016-01-21)
    Caroline Vicini, Deputy Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, will speak on the "Transatlantic Agenda 2016," addressing the migration and refugee crisis, transatlantic trade negotiations, terrorism and more.
  • Constructing knowledge-based industries in the globalization era: Social learning, the political process and commitment strategies 

    Alleva, Diane Florence (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-25)
    This research addresses two puzzles: Why do similar regions within countries pursue different commitment strategies towards growing their bioscience industries? Why do some change in response to a global financial shock ...
  • French Foreign Policy and Today's Major International Crises 

    Araud, Gérard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-10-28)
    The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and Georgia Tech hosted Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States and formerly to the United Nations, as he spoke on the Iran Nuclear Deal, as well as the French ...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal: Triumph of Diplomacy or Dangerous Precedent? 

    Carlson, Lonnie; Garver, John; Hayes, Jarrod; Hertel, Nolan E.; Kosal, Margaret E.; Rubin, Lawrence (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-09-09)
    The Nuclear Deal with Iran has generated a lot of buzz over the past several months. But what does it entail? Why are some happy with the deal and others not? What are the risks and rewards for such a deal? If you have ...
  • EU-US relations in Challenging Times 

    O'Sullivan, David (2015-04-22)
    David O‘Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, will discuss the state of transatlantic relations, including the crisis in Ukraine, nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Transatlantic Trade and ...
  • Trust-building in the U.S.-Chinese nuclear relationship: impact of operational-level engagement 

    Zhao, Tong (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-08-22)
    The United States and China have been conducting extensive operational-level engagement on nuclear arms control and nonproliferation issues for more than three decades. Many policy-makers and analysts are wondering whether ...
  • All Options on the Table 

    Kroenig, Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-10-20)
    Matthew Kroenig discusses the security implications of a nuclear-armed Iran. While making it clear that he does not advocate war, he claims that all signs point to the Islamic Republic’s interest in the bomb and that time ...
  • Don't Get Stuck on Stupid 

    Honoré, Russel L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-10-30)
    Lieutenant General Russel Honoré (U.S. Army, ret) visited Georgia Tech to speak about leadership, disaster preparedness, and the grand environmental, social, and infrastructure challenges of the twenty-first century. He ...

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