Professor Al Teich completed a study based on current events and the science community on U.S. visa policy for scientists and engineers, the results of which were published in the National Academies' journal, Issues in Science & Technology and subsequently excerpted in Slate.
Welcome Ambassador Laura Holgate!
Ambassador Laura Holgate joins the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy as a distinguished Visiting Scholar.
Amb. Laura Holgate has just returned from her appointment as Ambassador to the UN Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, Austria and will join us at IISTP for the coming year. Amb. Holgate has held many distinguished positions in government, including as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction at the National Security Council from 2009 - 2016, Director of the Office of Fissile Materials Disposition at the Department of Energy from 1998-2001, Special Coordinator and Director for Cooperative Threat Reduction at the Department of Defense from 1995-1998, and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy from 1993-1995. Amb Holgate was Vice President for Russia/New Independent States Programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative from 2001-2009.
Amb. Holgate brings her deep expertise on nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction issues to the Institute to work on a new project looking at the development of industry standards for nuclear security at civilian nuclear facilities. Amb. Holgate’s connections with a wide variety of international industry groups, through her work representing US interests at the International Atomic Energy Agency to her integral role in developing President Obama’s three successful Nuclear Security Summits will inform her work and complement that of the ongoing research at the Institute.
Registration for Summer 2017 Classes begins March 1, please check out the course catalog.
The Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) recently secured a Nuclear Science and Security Research grant, part of a consortium of seven other universities, led by the University of California, Berkeley, from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
Currently, IISTP is looking to hire a GRA (a pre-doctoral fellow) to assist with research on the NNSA grant.