Join the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy this Thursday, September 14th, at 11:15 a.m. ET for a wide-ranging discussion about technology in the battle between freedom and authoritarianism. This webinar will feature Congressman Mike Gallagher, Chairman of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, and Ranking Member Raja Krishnamoorthi. The discussion will be moderated by Keith Krach, Co-Chair of the Global Tech Security Commission, and will cover semiconductors, artificial intelligence, TikTok, ESG, capital markets, Taiwan, and the Global Tech Security Commission.
How can the US and its partners best counter Beijing’s ambitions to use its civilian companies to bolster its military? Please join the Global Tech Security Commission (GTSC) – a joint partnership between the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue – on September 27 at 2:00pm ET for a virtual panel discussion on the how the US and its allies should think about and counter Beijing’s ambitions to modernize its military through Military-Civil Fusion. REGISTER HERE China’s defense sector is largely controlled by state-owned enterprises insulated from its commercial economy. However, Beijing has increasingly sought to bolster its military capabilities and modernize the People’s Liberation Army through its civilian sectors. A key pillar of these efforts, Military-Civil Fusion (MCF) encourages Chinese civilian companies to acquire and pass along to defense firms dual-use technologies from foreign sources rather than developing them indigenously (through both legal and illegal means). MCF has had mixed success and has largely relegated the civilian tech sector as a pass-through entity rather than serving as the source of technology and expertise. Nonetheless, Beijing is likely to continue using MCF to advance its military ambitions, and Washington and its allies must therefore pay close attention to it.
Join us for an exclusive reception hosted by the Honorable Keith Krach to celebrate our gratitude for our ongoing collaboration. We are honored to extend to you an invitation to join the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy and its Chairman, The Honorable Keith Krach, for an exclusive reception to celebrate our gratitude for our ongoing collaboration with Taiwan to ensure economic prosperity and that Technology Advances Freedom. The nonpartisan Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue aims to secure freedom from techno-authoritarian threats by accelerating the widespread adoption of trusted tech. The Institute is the preeminent global authority on Tech Diplomacy, integrating tech expertise, Silicon Valley strategies, and foreign policy tools to build the Global Tech Trust Network of governments, companies and individuals united around a set of shared trust principles and a common mission to ensure that technology advances freedom. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. This invitation is transferable, please invite your colleagues! We hope to see you soon!
The upcoming webinar presents a deep look into the vital intersections of international collaboration, space policy, and industry-government Our upcoming webinar presents a deep look into the vital intersections of international collaboration, space policy, and industry-government. Featuring the insights of distinguished experts, the session aims to elucidate the latest advancements in space diplomacy, extending an opportunity for an enriched understanding of the contemporary dynamics shaping the exploration of space frontier. Panelists include: Dan Dumbacher, Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Dan Goldin, Longest-Serving Former NASA Administrator (’92 to ’01), and Commissioner for Space Technologies and Systems, Global Tech Security Council Kathleen Howell, Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the College of Engineering at Purdue University