Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Year in Review

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The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs (Nunn School) had quite the year in 2021.

Several high-profile guests visited the school during the year, including Lt. General Nina Armagno, director of staff for the U.S. Space Force, who discussed the daily impact of space on American lives, as well as how Space Force is trying to protect it. We also hosted Ambassador Bergdís Ellertsdóttir of Iceland and briefed her on some of the work that the Nunn School does. Kirk Bowman presented his work in developing new methods of global philanthropy, on which he also published a book this year.

Two members of the Nunn School community  took home awards at the 2021 Ivan Allen College Distinguished Alumni Awards. Tong Zhao, Ph.D. IAST 2014, was awarded the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award, while Sinet Adous, a Fall 2021 graduate with her B.S. in International Affairs, won the Ivan Allen Jr. Undergraduate Student Legacy Award.

Our faculty were also featured in such publications as Wired, POLITICO, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The New York Times.

Our top ten stories of the year were:

  1. Ivan Allen College Faculty Provide Insight on What to Expect from the Biden Administration
  2. Georgia Tech’s Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Named Homeland Security Advisor
  3. New Method of Global Philanthropy Encourages Investing in Local Leaders, Not Start-ups
  4. Ivan Allen College Faculty Members Named to Class of 1934 CIOS Honor Roll for Spring, Summer
  5. Alumna Banafsheh Azizi Shares Life Lessons With Nunn School Students
  6. Nunn School Student Samuel Ellis Ready to ‘Make Good Change’ as Undergrad SGA President
  7. International Affairs Students Present Pro-Seminar Research at Poster Day
  8. Winnefeld Writes 'AI Surprise in the Black Ditch'
  9. Nunn School Student Noah Crafts Received Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award at the UROP Spring Symposium
  10. Ivan Allen Award Recipient Builds Her Legacy

The Nunn School wishes everyone a safe and happy new year and is excited to continue this progress in 2022.


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