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.

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.

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Developmental Consequences of the Ebola Outbreak in Western Africa 

    Bull, David; Fuentes, Alberto; Kosal, Margaret E.; Winchell, Jonas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-10-06)
    This interdisciplinary panel will feature Dr. Margaret Kosal of the Nunn School, Dr. Alberto Fuentes of the Nunn School, Dr. Dave Bull of the Centers for Disease Control, and Dr. Jonas Winchell of the School of Biology. ...
  • The Future of Nuclear Security 

    Gottemoeller, Rose (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-09-30)
  • Is the Middle East Burning? [Faculty Panel Discussion on Syrian Crisis] 

    Fabry, Mikalus; Jordan, Jenna; Rubin, Lawrence; Stulberg, Adam N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-09-16)
    To intervene or not to intervene: is that the question? What are the strategic, regional, political, and other drivers & consequences of U.S. action amid unfolding events in Syria? Given the recent events surrounding the ...
  • 16 Years of Living Space Policy 

    Magnus, Sandra (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-09-03)
    Dr. Sandy Magnus will speak about the international issues and space policy developments she encountered during her career as a NASA astronaut. Dr. Magnus flew on the final shuttle flight, STS-135, in 2011. She also flew ...
  • China-US Relations and East Asia Security Dynamic: How it will be more forward-leaning? 

    Feng, Zhu (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04-24)
    Zhu Feng's presentation is based on his finished research project. He argues that the bilateral relationship is characterized with geopolitical competitors. But there is no way both sides could escape from geostrategic ...
  • The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World 

    Paul, T. V. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-02-27)
    Pakistan ranks 133rd out of 144 countries in global competitiveness, Taliban forces occupy 30% of the country, and it is perpetually in danger of becoming a failed state-with over a hundred nuclear weapons that could easily ...
  • Syria and Moral Logic of Humanitarian Intervention 

    Pape, Robert A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-10-01)
    Dr. Robert Pape in his talk at Georgia Tech will discuss the political of humanitarian intervention as it pertains to the case of Syria. Dr. Pape is Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago where he ...
  • Public Private Partnerships in Global Immunization: Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and Partners 

    Foster, Stanley O. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-09-17)
    An estimated 2.5 million children under five die from disease preventable by immunization. While significant progress has been made since the WHO Expanded Program of Immunization began in 1972, biomedical, biophysical, and ...
  • Faculty Panel Discussion on Syrian Crisis 

    Kennedy, Bob; Kosal, Margaret E.; Jordan, Jenna; Rubin, Lawrence; Stulberg, Adam N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-09-16)
    To intervene or not to intervene: is that the question? What are the strategic, regional, political, and other drivers and consequences of U.S. action amid unfolding events in Syria? Given the recent events surrounding the ...
  • NSF's FastLane (1950-2012): Lessons in Human-Centered Computing? 

    Misa, Thomas J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-08-06)
    FastLane is the "central nervous system" for the National Science Foundation, which relies on it to manage $7 billion in research funding. FastLane, developed in the 1990s and made mandatory in October 2000, transformed ...
  • The Wisdom of Foolishness: Taking on Nuclear Deterrence 

    Hellman, Martin E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04-09)
    When I first started working in cryptography in the early 1970's, almost all of my colleagues told me I was crazy because NSA had a huge head start and, if I did anything good, they would classify it. Those arguments had ...
  • Two Years After the Arab Uprisings: US Foreign Policy in the Middle East 

    Wittes, Tamara Cofman (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02-28)
  • The International Cyber-Security Ecosystem 

    Rutkowski, Anthony M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-06)
    Anthony M. Rutkowski provided an overview of the various fora/communities and methodologies that comprise the security assurance ecosystem – often also referred to as the Information Assurance. This ensemble has over the ...
  • US-ROK Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Cooperation: From Impasse to Opportunity 

    Stulberg, Adam N.; Ferguson, Charles; Hall, Howard L.; Charlton, William S.; Yim, Man-Sung; Miller, Steven (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-10-09)
    CISTP and the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) presented a panel discussion on the prospects for strengthening nuclear energy cooperation between the U.S. and South Korea. As part of an effort ...
  • Fifty Years after the Cuban Missile Crisis: Science in Support of Nuclear Arms Control and Security 

    Tóth, Tibor; Colglazier, E. William (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-10-04)
    CISTP and the American Association for the Advancement Science (AAAS) presented public remarks and a discussion by two distinguished officials to remember the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • The Next Step in Arms Control: A Nuclear Control Regime 

    Lodal, Jan M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-03-29)
    Arms control has been dominated by bilateral U.S./Russia negotiations and a plethora of partial measures, such as the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty. But what is needed is a new multilateral regime that can account for and ...
  • Professor David Menashri on Iran 

    Menashri, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-01-31)
    Professor Menashri, President of the Academic Center of Law and Business at Ramat Gan, discussed a range of security issues regarding Iran.

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