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Our Mission

The Loch Johnson Society is a student-led, non-partisan foreign policy group at UGA that aims to shape future world leaders and practitioners by engaging in dialogue surrounding international security and trade.

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Dr. Loch K. Johnson

Professor Johnson is the Regents Professor Emeritus of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, as well as a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor. He is the author of over 200 articles and essays, and the author or editor of thirty books on U.S. national security.


Professor Johnson served as special assistant to the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (1975-76); as a staff aide on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1976-77); as the first staff director of the Subcommittee on Intelligence Oversight, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (1977-79); as a senior staff member on the Subcommittee on Trade and International Economic Policy, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (1980); and as special assistant to Chairman Les Aspin of the Aspin-Brown Commission on the Roles and Missions of Intelligence (1995-96).


Above all, Dr. Johnson is a true friend and mentor to many in the SPIA and UGA communities.

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The Center for International Trade and Security

The Center for International Trade & Security (CITS) was established in 1987 with the support of former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Since its founding, CITS has developed a network of academic researchers, public officials and industry representatives with expertise in critical areas of national and international security. CITS advises policymakers and trains personnel around the world on nonproliferation and strategic trade controls, while serving as a hub of research, teaching and outreach on new and emerging security topics.

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