The Center for International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP) 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. Center faculty oversee the coursework and dissertation research of students working in related fields throughout the George Washington University.

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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.  

George Washington University 2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Spring 2017 courses can be found HERE 

Fall 2017 Admission Deadlines  Application Now Open

February 1: Applications must be received by this date to be considered for admission only (you will not be considered for fellowships).

After February 1: Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to see if there is space available.





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.  The GRA's  tasks will be to assist in research on solutions to the problem of nuclear waste disposal in Japan, and the associated proliferation risks posed by Japan's reprocessing-only strategy. 
Job Description Summary
- Plans and develops research methods and techniques within the framework of the NNSA grant project
- Maintains accurate records of research findings and analyzes results
- Assists and sometimes leads data collections efforts associated with the NNSA grant
- Writes topic specific reports of studies and research conducted, and presents results at relevant events
- Attends and contributes to relevant internal and external meetings, seminars, and conferences
- Assists in grant related event organization and execution
- Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the PI, Allison Macfarlane, from assigning duties that are logically related to the position
Minimum qualifications
- Should be a Ph.D. candidate who has passed their qualifying exams
- ABD students preferred 
- must be a U.S. citizen
Required Documentation
- cover letter 
- resume
- writing sample
- 2-3 references 
Please send all relevant documents to Zlata Gogoleva at zlatag16@email.gwu.edu