About the Institute

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.  

Initiatives and Programs at the Institute

IN THE NEWS

Allison Macfarlane contributes to The World Nuclear Waste Report 2019

IN THE NEWS

John Logsdon in Politico

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Hugh Gusterson in Defence

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GW and Stanford University Publish Final Report of Reset of America’s Nuclear Waste Management: Strategy and Policy

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Sharon Squassoni in Popular Mechanics

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Henry Farrell in The Nation

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John Logsdon receives Ordway Award

 Graduate Programs

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 or apply today!

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