Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Launches Washington, D.C. Office

The Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue today released the following statement from Bonnie Glick, Director of CTDP, regarding the significance of the Center’s new office in Washington, D.C., and the addition of new fellows, Dr. Edward Barth (IBM), Alexis Bonnell (Google), Simone Ledeen (Perimus Consulting), Nazak Nikakhtar (Wiley Rein), and Dr. Kaush Arha (Atlantic Council). The Center also announced Gen. Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) and former Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats as CTDP’s newest advisory board members. 

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“Today ushers in a new and exciting time for tech diplomacy in the U.S. With a new office in Washington, D.C., the Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue now stands at the intersection of technology and U.S. foreign policy. A physical presence in Washington will enable the Center to better engage and educate policymakers and diplomats on the inextricable links between technological advances and national security and foreign policy interests, supporting our belief in a global tech agenda that advances freedom, democracy, and human rights.

“We are also proud to announce the addition of Gen. Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) and former Under Secretary of State Robert Hormats as our newest advisory board members, as well as Dr. Edward Barth, Alexis Bonnell, Simone Ledeen, Nazak Nikakhtar, and Dr. Kaush Arha as new Senior Fellows. The Center for Tech Diplomacy’s strength comes from its diverse and bipartisan team of experts from both the public and private sectors, and I look forward to working closely with them to advance technology for freedom.”

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The Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is an independent think tank founded in 2021 to advance technology for freedom. It brings engineering and innovation expertise to the intersection between technology and U.S. foreign policy for national security, human rights, freedom, democracy, and prosperity. As America’s “tech tank,” CTDP serves as the go-to resource on critical technology issues for the diplomatic community, and partners with industry, academia, and other thought leaders in the U.S. and like-minded nations.