Our Work

Webinars

We leverage the expertise of Purdue University and diplomatic leaders to bridge the knowledge and experience gaps between innovators and policymakers. Our objective is to ensure that leaders of the United States and like-minded nations are able to understand critical emerging technologies and make informed laws and policy decisions.

Our experts provide research and training to policymakers, diplomats, and other key stakeholders on 5G/6G, artificial intelligence, energy and climate, hypersonics, rare earth elements, semiconductors, quantum computing, synthetic biology, and other tech sectors that are vital to U.S. foreign policy and national security interests.

Why Now?

In the 21st century, the challenges facing policymakers and diplomats are increasingly presented through the lens of technology. Technology can be a powerful tool to promote democracy. China, Russia, Iran, and other adversaries, however, are asserting themselves through the development of an array of advanced technologies that pose an existential threat to American security and that of our allies. A familiarity with technology and its criticality to the diplomatic toolkit of the United States and its allies must move out of the realm of specialized experts and into daily parlance. 

Our Team

Michelle Giuda

Director

Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Director, Former Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Mung Chiang

Founder

Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Founder, Executive Vice President and John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, Purdue University

The Hon. Keith Krach

Chairman

Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Advisory Board Chairman, Former U.S. Under Secretary of State, Former Chairman and CEO of DocuSign and Ariba, Former Chairman of Purdue Board of Trustees

The Hon. Bonnie Glick

Advisory Board Member

Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Inaugural Director, Former Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development

Michelle Bethel

Advisory Board Member

CEO of Pazow!

The Hon. Leon Panetta

Advisory Board Member

Former Member of Congress, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency