Adam Stulberg Reappointed Chair of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Posted June 28, 2024

Adam Stulberg has been reappointed to a second, five-year term as chair of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, effective July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2029.

The reappointment follows a five-year comprehensive review required by the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook. The comprehensive review evaluated the progress of the School under the chair’s leadership, provided an opportunity for constructive input from the faculty and other constituencies, and reviewed the professional contributions and performance of the chair as a leader and administrator. The review committee, led by Dr. Annie Anton from the School of Interactive Computing, conducted a thorough assessment complemented by feedback from the School and community including students, faculty, and staff; and other school stakeholders.

The review committee included:

  • Annie Antón, professor, School of Interactive Computing (chair)
  • Vicki Birchfield, professor
  • Mike Best, professor and executive director of the Institute for People and Technology
  • Miki Fabry, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies
  • Alberto Fuentes, assistant professor
  • Dennis Lockhart, distinguished professor of the practice
  • Eliza Markley, lecturer
  • Chris McDermott, academic program manager
  • Larry Rubin, associate professor and co-director of the GTDC: Pathways to Policy Program 
  • Anjali Thomas, associate professor
  • Katja Weber, professor

“International Affairs, a unit central to the role of the Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, has innovated and thrived under Dr. Stulberg’s leadership. We’re eager to see the School continue to enhance its teaching and amplify its impact on the international stage,” says Richard Utz, interim dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. “My sincerest thanks to the review committee who helped carefully guide this process and the many students, faculty, and staff who provided input through focus groups and surveys.”

Stulberg teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on international security, Russia/Eurasian politics and security affairs, nuclear (non)proliferation, and energy and international security, as well as inter-disciplinary courses on science, technology, and international security policy. His current research focuses on the geopolitics of oil and gas networks, energy security dilemmas and statecraft in Eurasia, Russia and "gray zone" conflicts, new approaches to strategic stability, internationalization of the nuclear fuel cycle, and implications of emerging technologies for strategic stability and international security.

Stulberg served as a Political Consultant at RAND from 1987-1997, and as a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (1997-1998). He has worked closely with former Senator Sam Nunn drafting policy recommendations and background studies on future directions for the U.S. Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, building regional and energy security regimes in Central Asia and the South Caucasus, and engaging Russia’s regional power centers. 

Stulberg was a post-doctoral fellow at CNS; policy scholar at the EastWest Institute; and has been a consultant to the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Office of Net Assessment, Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. 

He has authored and edited five books and has published widely in leading academic and policy journals. In addition, he served on the Executive Committee of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Technical Group, American Nuclear Society (2012-14). 

Stulberg has served on numerous school, college, and campus-wide committees, including as Chair of the Sam Nunn-Bank of America Policy Forum (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2020-21, 2023). He was previously on the Faculty Advisory Board and is currently a Senior Advisor to the Strategic Energy Institute (a GT Institute-wide Center). In 2016, he was named the Neal Family Endowed Chair in the School.

Stulberg earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University, an M.A. in Political Science from UCLA, and a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan.

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