Through its research, teaching, and public outreach programs, The Sam Nunn School focuses on how technological innovations affect national security, economic competitiveness, and prospects for international cooperation and conflict. In all program initiatives, The Nunn School will help technologists and non-technologists understand the global political, economic, and social contexts for technological innovation and how these forces, in turn, shape technological outcomes. Our goal is to offer new interdisciplinary solutions to the problems facing the state, nation, and world. To enable The Nunn School to fulfill its unique mission, private support is needed for activities that traditional public funding cannot meet.
Sam Nunn Leadership Chair in Science, Technology, and International Affairs
This Chair would honor the vision of Senator Sam Nunn to bridge the worlds of science, technology, and international affairs by enabling the School to attract and retain top intellectual and managerial talent in the position of School chair. Leadership that can balance the global and educational missions of the School is absolutely critical to its continued growth and success. Establishment of this leadership Chair would ensure that the School's eminence in the academic, business, and policy communities is second to none.
Program on Training Scientists and Engineers for International Security Policy
This program, launched with the support of the MacArthur Foundation, trains a cadre of young scientists and engineers in national and international security matters to enable them to become an independent source of expertise to policymakers. The program provides a new generation of scientific and technological talent for informed policy and ensures that today's scientists and engineers understand the broader social context of their work.
Center Chair for Security Studies/Korean Initiative
As part of The Nunn School's Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), this Chair would support CISTP's leadership in the field of Northeast Asian comprehensive security affairs and allow expansion of its emerging programs on Korea. The Center Chair would guarantee the continued leadership and programmatic excellence in Northeast Asian security matters.
CISTP provides a wide variety of academic, business, and policy programs focused on this critical field including a security roundtable, international faculty and student exchanges, and policy-relevant research and publications. CISTP's affiliated faculty include a group of nationally and internationally renowned experts on security issues.
To initially serve as a special supporting entity for CISTP and the Korean Initiative, we developed the General Raymond G. Davis Endowment Fund for International Security Studies. The fund recognizes and honors Georgia Tech's deceased Medal of Honor recipient who served with heroism and distinction in Korea.
Because graduate students are not eligible for HOPE scholarships, there is a special need for their financial support. To attract the very best students to The Nunn School, graduate student financial support is essential. Support funds would also enable graduate students to take advantage of opportunities for overseas programs, internships, and research experience. These graduate students are the future policymakers, businesspersons, and scholars of tomorrow.
The Nunn School Permanent Endowment Support/Unrestricted Endowment
The general endowment of The Nunn School enables exploration of new academic and outreach directions and response to emerging opportunities. The funds allow enhancement of existing programs and address new needs in the ever-changing world of international affairs education.
For additional information about these and other giving opportunities, please contact Juan A. McGruder, Ivan Allen College Director of Development at 404.894.1898.