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.

Our Work

A Fireside Chat with Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Hon. Keith Krach
Please join us on December 8 for an exclusive fireside chat about tech diplomacy, cohosted with the Bipartisan Policy Center. Led by Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Board Chairman Keith Krach, the conversation will cover a range of topics, including how diplomats can address RISK on the digital frontier, and how Silicon Valley can adapt to increasing technological threats from foreign adversaries.

TechDip Videos
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TechDip Voices
Listen to interviews with technology and diplomacy leaders.

TechDip Articles
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News and Events
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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
  • 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. James Shinn Former Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Former National Intelligence Officer for East Asia
    Former Senior Advisor to State Department
    Co-founder, Predata
  • The Hon. Manisha Singh Former Assistant Secretary of State

Contact

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