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 intertwining of critical technologies and national security, human rights, prosperity, democracy and liberty. CTDP brings deep engineering expertise to studies and events about tech diplomacy and provides training of technology knowledge to foreign policymakers.

Our Work

DipChip: Diplomacy and the Semiconductors Supply Chain
September 22, 2021: CTDP’s inaugural event, featuring keynote Pat Gelsinger, Intel CEO, and roundtables with leaders from the private sector and Washington, D.C.

The Future Impact of Technology on Everything, Dan Goldin and Keith Krach


  • Mung Chiang Founding Director Mung Chiang Executive Vice President and John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, Purdue University
  • Keith Krach Chairman The Hon. Keith Krach Fmr. U.S. Under Secretary of State,
    CEO of DocuSign & Ariba,
    Chairman of Purdue Trustees
  • Dave Reingold David Reingold CTDP Co-Director
    Justin S. Morrill Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University
  • Susan W. Brooks The Hon. Susan W. Brooks Former Member of Congress
  • Marc Carlson Marc Carlson Managing Director, 3 Points Partners
  • William Bruce Elmore William Elmore Co-Founder and General Partner, Foundation Capital
  • Daniel Saul Goldin The Hon. Daniel S. Goldin Longest serving NASA Administrator
    Founder and CEO Cold Canyon AI
  • Mary Elizabeth Kissel Mary Kissel Former Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State
    EVP and Senior Policy Advisor, Stephens Inc.

Senior Fellows

  • The Hon. Rajendra Abhyankar Fmr. Indian Ambassador to the European Union
  • The Hon. Frank Fannon Managing Director, Fannon Global Advisors
    CSIS Senior Advisor
    Fmr. Assistant Secretary of State
  • The Hon. James Shinn Fmr. Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Fmr. National Intelligence Officer for East Asia
    Fmr. Senior Advisor to State Department
    Co-founder, Predata
  • The Hon. Manisha Singh Fmr. Assistant Secretary of State


Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue 101 Foundry Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906