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The Governing Board is the primary ISTC decision making body, and sets the policy for the ISTC in all areas. The Governing Board is made up of representatives from all ISTC Members States equally under the new ISTC Continuation Agreement with one rotating seat for representation of one of the other CIS countries which has acceded to the ISTC Agreement. The Governing Board meets two times a year to develop policies for the Center, approve new members, decide on the annual budget, set funding criteria and levels and select which project proposals to fund.

Dr. Ronald F. Lehman II

The Chairperson of the Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Center is Director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Previously, he was the Director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Chief START Negotiator, and Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States. In 1995, he was named to the President's Advisory Board on Arms Proliferation Policy. 






   Mr. Sargis Hayotsyan



European Union
Ms. Natalie Pauwels




   Mr. Jaba Samushia



Mr. Hideki UEZONO 



    Kyrgyz Republic

    Ms.Sharipa Zhorobekova



   Ms. Tamara Zhunussova



   Republic of Kazakhstan

   Mr. Askhat Aimagambetov


   Republic of Korea

   Mr. Choi Donggi




   Mr. Farhod Rahimi



United States of Аmerica
Mr. Phillip R. Dolliff





The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.


ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.

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