CITS promotes peace and prosperity through programs that focus on the protection of nuclear material, prevention of nuclear trafficking and denuclearization, 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.
The Center 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 puts great emphasis on the one undertaking that is most critical to its mission: the education of University of Georgia undergraduate and graduate students for careers in international and homeland security. CITS students have earned distinguished fellowships and scholarships from foundations and educational institutions, including the Fulbright Program and Harvard University, and have gone on to positions with government institutions and organizations around the world, including the United States Department of State, the United Nations, and the International Atomic Energy Agency