Through major international conferences and seminars, the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) facilitates and inspires collaboration among scientists, policy experts, government officials, and industry leaders on science and technology related issues.
While collaborating with international research institutes and agencies, IISTP conducts cutting-edge research on policy issues that affect science and technology around the world and serves as an important vehicles for international scholars to bring their ideas to Washington, DC. Institute faculty, who teach the Elliott School’s MA program in International Science and Technology Policy (ISTP), bring extensive expertise and experience in research, policy, and practice to students who will use the knowledge they gain to shape future policies across the globe. IISTP also collaborates closely with its “sister institute” here at the Elliott School, the Space Policy Institute (SPI), which also supports the MA in International Science and Technology Policy.
Event Series, Initiatives, and Programs at the Institute
The Knowledge in Action webinar series is produced by the STGlobal Consortium, a graduate-student-run collaboration between Arizona State University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, the University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech. STGlobal organizes learning-centered events for early-career scholars and practitioners in the social and policy dimensions of science and technology. Visit www.stglobal.org to learn more about our work, and keep up with us on Twitter @STGlobalConf and via our email mailing list.
Domestic and International Data Governance Issues
In collaboration with the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, the Computer and Communications Industry Association, civil society groups such as the Internet Society Washington DC and the World Wide Web Foundation, and other research organizations such as the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for International Economic Policy, IISTP is please to present this new webinar series dedicated to the timely topic of data governance.
Join us on Zoom where expert presentations and robust audience participation in Q&A will help us all build a better understanding of these critical issues. For more information, or to watch recordings of previous webinars, please visit our events page.
The Bromley Memorial Event
New and Noteworthy
ISTP STUDENTS: SAVE THE DATE FOR FALL VIRTUAL ORIENTATION
As part of new student orientation for Fall 2020, the ISTP program will be hosting four virtual welcome sessions for incoming ISTP students on August 26-28. Stay tuned for web links to access each session but make sure to mark you calendars for:
Wednesday, August 26 from 11:00AM-12:30PM EDT – ISTP Program Welcome and Faculty Introductions
Thursday, August 27 from 1:00PM-2:00PM EDT – ISTP Research Webinar
Friday, August 30 from 11:00AM-12:00PM EDT – ISTP Alumni Speaker Session
Friday, August 30 from 12:00PM-1:00PM EDT – ISTP Student Panel
Want to learn more about Science Diplomacy?
Check out the new article by IISTP Research Professor Al Teich and former IISTP Visiting Scholar Maria Moskovko of Lund University: “Science Diplomacy in Action: European Collaboration and US participation in Research Infrastructures,” published in the June issue of Science & Diplomacy.
Introducing: International Science and Technology Policy Faculty Course Offerings, Fall 2020
(August 31-December 12, 2020)
|Course Number||Course Title||Professor||Schedule|
IAFF 6141.10 /
|Nicholas Vonortas||Meets every Tuesday, 5:10pm-7:00pm|
|IAFF 6143.10||Science, Technology, and Policy Analysis||Anthony Eames||Meets every Thursday, 7:10pm-9:00pm|
|IAFF 6145.10||US Space Policy||Dana Johnson||Meets every Thursday, 5:10pm-7:00pm|
|IAFF 6148.010||Space and National Security||Peter Hays||Meets every Monday, 7:10pm-9:00pm|
ECON 6255.10 /
|Nicholas Vonortas||Meets every Monday, 7:10pm-9:00pm|
IAFF 6158.12 /
|Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy: Energy Policy||Nina Kelsey||Meets every Wednesday, 5:10pm-7:00pm|
|IAFF 6158.10||Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy: Nonproliferation Strategies & AI||Carol Kuntz||Meets every Wednesday, 5:10pm-7:00pm|
For more details on these courses, please visit our academics page.
Curious about blockchain?
Check out the World Bank report: “Analysing the Deployment of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies in the Financial Sector.” Co-authored by IISTP Director Nicholas Vonortas, the report looks at how blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (BDLTs) affected the European financial sector and beyond.
The MA program in International Science and Technology Policy (ISTP), Graduate Certificate in International Science & Technology Policy, and Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Policy Studies are housed within the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. IISTP faculty are heavily involved in the programs and teach many of the courses. The programs allow students to study science and technology issues related to environmental health, space, international competitiveness, and national security within a global context. Learn more about program offerings or apply today!