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Through major international conferences and seminars, the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) facilitates and inspires collaboration among scientists, policy experts, government and industry leaders on science and technology related issues. The Institute collaborates with international governmental research institutes and agencies on advances in scientific and technological policy making. The Institute conducts cutting-edge research on the policy issues that affect science and technology around the world. The Institute faculty, who teach the M.A. program in International Science and Technology Policy, bring the theories and methods of this research to students who will use these ideas to shape future policies and plans here and abroad. The Institute also provides a vehicle for international scholars to bring their ideas to Washington, D.C.
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The M.A. program in International Science and Technology Policy (ISTP) is housed within the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. The ISTP program allows students to study science and tecnology issues related to environmental health, space, international competitiveness, and to national security within a global context.