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GT Alumni Magazine spotlights CISTP People and Events
GT Campus (March 30, 2010) —
The Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine (March-April 2010 issue) spotlights CISTP People and Events with four articles - highlighting Professor Michael Best, as well as the CISTP sponsored visit from General Petraeus.
Reading the Tea Leaves: Adam Stulberg was working for Sam Nunn after the senator’s retirement from legislating when Stulberg became interested in a position at Georgia Tech’s School of International Affairs. The school wasn’t yet named after Nunn, Cls 60, and Stulberg didn’t learn of the connection until after he was hired. Since joining Tech - he’s now an associate professor and co-director of the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy - Stulberg has continued working closely with Nunn in his efforts to educate policymakers on critical issues of international security. That included planning the Sam Nunn Policy Forum (March 29, 2010) on campus, that discussed the challenges to forming a partnership between the United States, Russia and Europe to work toward global nuclear risk reduction.
General Knowledge: With strong ties to the military, the Institute welcomed Gen. David H. Petraeus to campus for a “conversation” with the Central Command leader.
Service Industry: “Georgia Tech’s strong relationship to the military is the central part of our history of research and education. It manifests itself above all through the service of generations of students and faculty and staff who have been in the military. The strength of our own ROTC units - Army, Navy, Air Force - is also a testimony to the generations whose service to the nation we remember.”
Computing For Good: In a recent editorial in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tech computing professor Santosh Vempala pointed out that while computing has been the defining scientific development of this period of history, people often associate it with business, social networking and entertainment. Vempala partnered with computer science professor Ellen Zegura and Michael Best, a joint Professor of Computing and International Affairs, to create the Computing for Good.
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