The Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) is a world leader in international public policy research and education in science, technology, and innovation. It hosts visiting scholars from around the world and offers an International Science and Technology Policy M.A. program. Institute faculty oversee the coursework and dissertation research of students working in related fields throughout the George Washington University.

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Registration is open for FALL 2017 Classes. All Fall 2017 ISTP Courses are listed here.


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.



Fellowship Opportunity

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.

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