Needs and Priorities

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs strives to achieve its strategic ambitions with the cooperation, support, and encouragement of Georgia Tech and its alumni and friends. The Nunn School is an effective contributor to the Institute’s goal to become influential in global technology-related policy issues. Faculty, student, facilities, and program support is critical to continue the Nunn School’s upward trajectory as an authority on science and technology policy in a global environment.

Sam Nunn Chair

Named and partially complete. When fully funded, the Sam Nunn Chair will provide crucial unrestricted support for the Nunn School while honoring the former US Senator for whom it is named.

Named Professorships

The foundation of a great international affairs program is an exceptional faculty.  Endowed professorships are awarded to faculty who are pre-eminent teacher-scholars in their respective fields.

Named Distinguished Professors of the Practice

Distinguished Professors of the Practice with extensive experience in public service and policy will enhance the stature and educational opportunities within the Nunn School. Professors of the Practice are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold full-time, non-tenure track positions.

Named Facilities

The Nunn School is seeking support for the following facilities:

  • Washington, DC venue  for meetings and visiting faculty offices
  • Space in existing Georgia Tech facilities in Metz, France and Shenzhen, China for programmatic activities
  • Georgia Tech Atlanta commons space for students
  • “Think-tank” venue suitable for both high-level participants and their security

Named Scholarships

  • Undergraduate Scholarships: Support for undergraduate student scholarships will allow the Nunn School to identify, invest in, and develop students who have demonstrated distinction in both leadership and academics. The Nunn School offers full or partial scholarships.
  • Graduate Fellowships: Support for graduate student fellowships, whether at the MS or PhD level, enables the Nunn School to attract more of the finest academic talent to the graduate program.  These students bring exemplary levels of scholarship to the School and their respective fields of study and research, and with support they become well prepared for their careers, whether as global policymakers or national security experts. The Nunn School offers full or partial fellowships.

Programs of Global Awareness and Enrichment

  • Sam Nunn Security Program: The Sam Nunn Security Program and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs are seeking to collaborate with corporate and foundation partners with mutual interests in policymaking, national and international security, defense, big data, energy security, emerging markets, cyber security, international logistics, and global risk. Organizations who support the program will have recognition opportunities and access to the Nunn School’s talented student body and faculty, while providing students with experiences that will enhance their development into your future corporate and research assets.
  • First Generation Students: The provision of opportunities for foreign study, research, and living experiences for those who may be the first in their family to attend college is an important aspect of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

For additional information about these and other giving opportunities, please contact juan.mcgruder [at] iac.gatech.edu (Juan A. McGruder), Ivan Allen College Director of Development at 404.894.1898.