The Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum brings together noted academic, government, and private sector experts on technology, public policy, and international affairs to address issues of immediate importance to the nation.
Open to the public, the Policy Forum was developed from former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn’s vision of increasing understanding among policymakers, academic researchers, technologists, and citizens. Senator Nunn is a Distinguished Professor at The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech.
The Policy Forum is designed to connect the academic and policymaking communities to craft effective and creative responses to critical challenges confronting the United States in the twenty-first century. Transcending disciplinary boundaries and engaging scholars, practitioners, students, and interested citizens, the Policy Forum offers a significant venue for policy-relevant research and dialogue. Insights and findings produced at the forum are shared with policymakers and the broader public through congressional testimony, circulation of proceedings, policy papers, journal articles, and educational television and Internet broadcasts.
History of the Sam Nunn Forum
The original Policy Forum series was held annually from 1997 to 2002, co-sponsored jointly by the University of Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Emory University and hosted in turn by each institution. Since 2002, the Policy Forum has been sponsored by and held biennially at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Policy Forum is funded by a generous endowment provided by Bank of America.
Previous Policy Forum Topics
April 2012: "Energy and Security: Global Challenges, Local Opportunities," Georgia Tech
March 2010: "Path Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: The Euro-Atlantic Challenge," Georgia Tech
March 2008: "Nonproliferation and the Global Nuclear Renaissance: Bridging the Gap," Georgia Tech
March 2006: "The Impact of Information and Communications Technologies on Economic Development, National Competitiveness, and Social Justice," Georgia Tech
March 2004: "Bio-Terrorism Preparedness: The Imperative for a Public-Private Partnership," Georgia Tech
March 2002: "Commercialization of the Academy," Emory University
March 2001: "Russian Scientific Talents: Economic Opportunities and Challenges," Georgia Tech
March 2000: "Globalization, Technology Trade, and American Leadership: A New Strategy for the 21st Century," University of Georgia
March 1999: "Leadership, Values and Ethics: Educating Global Citizens for a New Millennium," Emory University
March 1998: "Information Security: Risks, Opportunities, and the Bottom Line," Georgia Tech
March 1997: "Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction and U.S. Strategy," University of Georgia