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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SPIA Students Win National Policy Competition with Life Saving App
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Athens, GA –  Challenged by the public health threat of distracted driving among teens, students from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and the College

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More access to opioid treatment programs needed in Southeast
More access to opioid treatment programs needed in Southeast

In 2015, more than 30,000 Americans died from overdosing on opioids, and a new study led by the University of Georgia shows that one of the hardest hit populations-low-income Americans

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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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