Diplomacy Lab

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Georgia Tech Partners with the U.S. Department of State to Give Students a Chance to Solve Real World Problems

Georgia Tech is a member of an elite group of universities participating in the State Department’s Diplomacy Lab program.  The aim of the program is to harness the drive, intellect, and creativity of our students to solve some of the most difficult challenges confronting American foreign policy. The initiative enables the State Department to “course-source” research and innovation related to foreign policy, giving students concrete, hands on experience addressing real world problems within the context of their academic coursework. Students participating in Diplomacy Lab explore challenges identified by the State Department and work under the guidance of faculty members who are authorities in their fields. This initiative allows students to contribute directly to the policymaking process. All students will have an opportunity to brief State Department personnel, and teams that develop exceptional results and ideas are recognized for their work and may be invited to brief senior State Department officials on their findings in Washington, D.C.  No funds are provided for this activity, but you can always ask.

Applications for projects are welcome and encouraged from ALL Georgia Tech faculty. Please see For Faculty, Project Submission Form, and FAQ tabs for more details on application process.