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.

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CITS staff in Panama for nonproliferation seminar
CITS staff in Panama for nonproliferation seminar

Dr. Michael Beck and Mr. Christopher Tucker were in Panama City, Panama from March 23-March 24 to support an EXBS-sponsored regional nonproliferation awareness workshop. The workshop brought together officials from around Central

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CITS hosts enterprise outreach in India
CITS hosts enterprise outreach in India

CITS has been engaged in India for over a decade, conducting export control related workshops and training programs, particularly for the hi-tech industry. The latest program was conducted on March

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CITS supports regional nonproliferation awareness workshop
CITS supports regional nonproliferation awareness workshop

Dr. Seema Gahlaut and Mr. Christopher Tucker were in Kingston, Jamaica from March 20-March 21 to support an EXBS-sponsored regional nonproliferation awareness workshop. The workshop brought together officials from around the

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Upcoming Events

Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
UGA Chapel
Visiting Practitioner Symposium
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Miller Learning Center (MLC) 214
Networking Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Holiday Inn

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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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