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Georgia Institute of Technology

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs draws on its unique setting at one of the world’s leading technological universities and on the unparalleled integrity and insight of the distinguished senator for which it is named to deliver innovative programs and cutting-edge research that integrate technology and the study of international affairs. At a time of rapid change, the School is dedicated to delivering programs in education, research, and public outreach that provide a greater understanding of factors that shape the world in which we live and work. The School strives to connect learning and experience through its interdisciplinary degree programs, policy-relevant research with a strong theoretical foundation, and regular interaction with practitioners.

Founded in 1990, the School enrolls more than 400 students in its bachelor of science, professional master’s, and research-focused doctoral programs. Twenty-two full-time faculty members teach and conduct research on a broad array of topics with a particular focus on how technological innovations affect national security, economic competitiveness, and prospects for international cooperation and conflict.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Science in International Affairs
  • Doctor of Philosophy in International Affairs, Science and Technology

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Job Openings

The Nunn School seeks applications for a tenure-track (or tenured) position in International Security at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2018.

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Former Georgia Tech Army War College Fellow, U.S. Army Colonel Lonnie Carlson and Nunn School Associate Professor Margaret E. Kosal jointly presented to the defense community on Preventing WMD Proliferation

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By breaking the monopoly, the launch became something of a coup for both SpaceX and private space companies in general. Governmental organizations like NASA are increasingly turning to private companies for tasks ranging from satellite deployment to human transportation into space, blurring the line between public and private space missions. While NASA has worked with commercial companies before, the degree of responsibility given to private companies like SpaceX has risen considerably in recent years, according to Mariel Borowitz, a technology and space policy specialist and associate professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

By breaking the monopoly, the launch became something of a coup for both SpaceX and private space companies in general. Governmental organizations like NASA are increasingly turning to private companies for tasks ranging from satellite deployment to human transportation into space, blurring the line between public and private space missions. While NASA has worked with commercial companies before, the degree of responsibility given to private companies like SpaceX has risen considerably in recent years, according to Mariel Borowitz, a technology and space policy specialist and associate professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Working with Nunn School Associate Professor Margaret E Kosal and post-doc, Dr. Jon Huang, the two APS students investigated how emerging and next-generation technologies are playing a role in national defense and in a Third Offset Strategy for deterrence.

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Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Professor Fei-Ling Wang recently published a chapter entitled “Between the Bomb and the United States: China Faces the Nuclear North Korea”

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Senator Sam Nunn, our school’s namesake, was recently interviewed by Atlanta’s NPR station. In the two-part series, Senator Nunn spoke on North Korea, Trump, Nuclear Weapons and Russia.

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Congratulations to Gen. (Ret) Breedlove and Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld on their recognition by the Georgia House of Representatives through the State House Resolution adopted today for their service to our nation and for returning to their alma mater, Georgia Tech, as distinguished professors.

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