CITS promotes peace and prosperity through programs that focus on the protection of nuclear, chemical, and biological materials, prevention of nuclear trafficking and denuclearization, chemical security, strategic trade controls for conventional weapons and dual-use products, as well as mitigation of threats posed by trade in technologies and materials that underlie weapons of mass destruction. The Center is committed to a world free of nuclear weapons.

CITS carries out its mission by engaging and informing policymakers, industry representatives, educators, students, and the general public, both in the United States and abroad, about the dangers of trade in and theft of weapons and weapons components. The Center also engages in international colloquia and second-track negotiations with a variety of nations.

The Center puts great emphasis on it mission-critical education and training programs conducted at the University of Georgia and at many other locations, worldwide. CITS prepares both undergraduate and graduate students for careers in international security and nonproliferation. We have trained government officials from over 50 nations. Our students have earned distinguished fellowships and scholarships from foundations and the most prestigious educational institutions. Many are now employed in government institutions and international organizations around the world, including the United States Department of State, the United Nations, and the International Atomic Energy Agency, among many others.

Latest News

Crepaz Wins Meigs
Crepaz Wins Meigs

The University of Georgia has honored five faculty members with its highest recognition for excellence in instruction, the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship. The Meigs Professorship underscores the university’s commitment

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A SPIA Love Story
A SPIA Love Story

By Sydney Juliano As Baldwin Hall undergoes renovation, many of us can reflect on our time spent in the building. For Michael “Sully” Sullivan, one day in Baldwin holds a

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Faculty Profile: Cas Mudde
Faculty Profile: Cas Mudde

Growing up in the Netherlands, SPIA Professor Cas Mudde never understood why the small amount of radical right political activity was so pervasive in the news. Why was everyone on

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Upcoming Events

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Miller Learning Center (MLC) 214
Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability
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UGA Chapel
Visiting Practitioner Symposium
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Miller Learning Center (MLC) 214

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SPIA DC Reception & Program

On November 16, 2016, the School of Public and International Affairs hosted its annual reception and program for alumni and friends in Washington DC. The event’s program featured a post-election

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The Center for International Trade and Security in action

CITS puts great emphasis on it mission-critical education and training programs conducted at the University of Georgia and at many other locations, worldwide. Here’s a brief look at some of

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Trip

In March 2014, fifteen students from the Masters of International Policy and Doctorate in International Affairs programs, accompanied by the director and staff of the Center for International Trade and

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