Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts


is a consortium of Georgia Tech’s policy research centers. Its goal is to increase Georgia Tech’s policy impact by

  • Shaping state and national discussions on critical global challenges
  • Catalyzing Tech faculty/student interaction with decision-makers
  • Increasing communication among policy research units
  • Extending the network of policy-related centers and individuals across campus
  • Raising the visibility of policy-related research on and off campus

Policy@Tech Campus Partners are Georgia Tech faculty who have served in government or on government advisory bodies. See list on right.

Past Speakers and Events -

Watch videos of past Policy@Tech talks here. Recent past speakers and events include:

  • Abit Massey, Georgia Poultry Federation, on “Ramblin’ Reflections on Georgia Politics”
  • Todd Stein, Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, on “Politics, Structure, and Future of the Affordable Care Act”
  • GTRI Technical Seminar on “Communicating Technical Research to Policymakers and Media
  • Mike Marcus, Electrical Engineering at MIT, on "The FCC from the Inside"
  • Ambassador Tibor Tóth, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, and Dr. E. William Colglazier, Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, on "The 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis"
  • Mike Meyer, Civil Engineering, on "Engineers in the World of Transportation Policy"
  • Christine Ries, Economics, on "How to Do Analysis of Tax Policy"
  • Rob Butera, Biomedical Engineering, and Maggie Kosal, International Affairs, on "Scientists, Engineers, and Biosecurity Policy"
  • Amy Pritchett, David S. Lewis Associate Professor of Cognitive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Joint Associate Professor Industrial and Systems Engineering, Former Director of NASA's Aviation Safety Program) on “The Intersection of Technology and Policy in Aviation Safety”
  • Paul Thompson, Michigan State University, From GMOs to Nano and Synbio: Lessons on the Ethics of Emerging Technology
  • Jennifer Kuzma, Humphrey Institute for Public Policy at the University of Minnesota, “Emerging Technologies: Oversight Policy under Uncertainty

Email list: To subscribe, sign in at and search for “policy-at-tech” in the informational lists.

The Policy@Tech centers are:

For further information, contact Susan Cozzens, or Marlit Hayslett,


Policy@Tech Campus Partners are Georgia Tech faculty and administrators who currently serve or have served in a government administrative or policy position, on a government advisory board at a program level or above (including National Academy committees but not peer review committees), or in a consulting role with two or more agencies on policy issues.

List of Policy@Tech Campus Partners


Philip Shapira of the School of Public Policy is chair of the National Academies’ Committee on 21st Century Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which recently published  a symposium report that can be read here.

Susan Cozzens
of the School of Public Policy participated in a meeting for the National Academies study, “Globalization of Science and Technology: Opportunities and Challenges for the Department of Defense” Washington, D.C.

Rafael Bras
, Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at Georgia Tech, accepted an invitation to join the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, an independent advisory committee to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

Robert Knotts
, Director of Federal Relations at Georgia Tech, gave an overview of the FY2014 federal budget and discuss its potential implications upon the Georgia Tech community.

Judith Curry of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences was in Washington, D.C. on April 25 to testify before the Subcommittee on Environment of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  Her testimony was part of the Subcommittee’s hearing entitled, Policy Relevant Climate Issues in Context.  You can read more about the hearing (including Dr. Curry’s testimony) here.

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