Technology Must Advance Freedom

America’s first tech tank: CTDP is an independent think tank at the intersection of technology and U.S. foreign policy.

There is a gathering, bipartisan appreciation of the linkage between national security, human rights, economic growth, democracy, and liberty with critical technologies. CTDP brings deep engineering expertise to policymakers in an easily understandable way that demonstrates the inextricable links between technology advances and national interests. CTDP additionally provides training on innovation and technology to national security decisionmakers and diplomats.

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The Center Adds Three Distinguished Senior Fellows to the Team 
The Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is excited to welcome Dan DeLaurentis, Director of the Purdue Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation; Kevin Cirilli, former Chief Washington Correspondent at Bloomberg; and Bret Swanson, President of Entropy Economics to its fast-growing team of Fellows.

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Board

Senior Fellows

  • The Hon. Rajendra Abhyankar Former Indian Ambassador to the European Union
  • Kaush Arha FORMER SENIOR ADVISER FOR STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT AND CLEAR CHOICE COORDINATOR OF THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Dr. Edward Barth Business Development Executive,
    IBM Research
  • Alexis Bonnell Former Chief Innovation Officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development
    Emerging Technology Evangelist for Public Sector, Google Cloud
  • Kevin Cirilli
  • Dan DeLaurentis Chief Scientist- DoD Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)
    Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
  • The Hon. Frank Fannon Managing Director, Fannon Global Advisors
    CSIS Senior Advisor
    Former Assistant Secretary of State
  • SIMONE LEDEEN Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East
    FOUNDER, PERIMUS CONSULTING LLC
  • The Hon. Nazak Nikakhtar Former Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration
    Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • The Hon. Manisha Singh Former Assistant Secretary of State
  • Bret Swanson Founder of Entropy Economics LLC
    Nonresident Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute

Contact

Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue 101 Foundry Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906
ctdp@prf.org