Advisory Council

The Krach Institute Advisory Council is a diverse global community of hundreds of committed experts from key industry sectors, government agencies, and academic institutions. Together, they provide strategic guidance, expertise, networking, outreach and advocacy to advance the mission of the Institute.

The Hon. Tony Abbott

Like just about every country, thanks to the globalisation of the past three decades, many aspects of daily life are now heavily reliant on the technology made in China. Reducing that dependency is the security imperative of our times and I am glad to be part of the Commission’s work to safeguard our freedoms into the future.

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The Hon. Tony Abbott

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner and 28th Prime Minister of Australia

Michael Abramowitz

I am thrilled to join the advisory board of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue at this pivotal moment for global democracy. By building bridges across political divides and fostering collaboration between private enterprise and public administration, we can encourage innovation that supports the cause of democracy and combats digital authoritarianism. The Krach Institute understands that reversing global democratic decline is a whole-of-society effort, and I am honored to take part in that effort.

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Michael Abramowitz

Advisory Council Member

President, Freedom House

Stewart Ackerly

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Development Finance

Director, Statera Capital

Peter Ackerson

Technology innovation and societal well-being are inextricably linked. Today the opportunity and imperative for investment in advanced technology has never been greater. It is critical that we accelerate the technology companies that will reshape global markets and ensure that every investment not only propels industries forward but also reinforces the foundations of societal resilience.

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Peter Ackerson

Advisory Council Member

General Partner, Audere Capital

Dr. Mukesh Aghi

In today's world, tech diplomacy is more important than ever. It's up to business leaders and policymakers to ensure that the technology we use every day is advancing freedom for a better world. I'm proud to join the Krach Institute Advisory Council to help ensure that our global leaders understand these emerging technologies and use them to promote a greater good.

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Dr. Mukesh Aghi

Advisory Council Member

President & CEO, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum

Sergio Alcocer

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Prosperity Partnerships

President, Mexican Council of Foreign Affairs (COMEXI); former Under Secretary for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Jim Alkove

Jim Alkove

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder and CEO, Oleria

Jeff Alstott

Advisory Council Member

Founding Director, Center for Technology and Security Policy (TASP), RAND

Ed Amoroso

Ed Amoroso

Advisory Council Member

CEO, TAG Cyber

Representative Mike Andrade

Representative Mike Andrade

Advisory Council Member

Indiana House of Representatives, District 12

Snehal Antani

Advisory Council Member

CEO & Co-founder, Horizon3.ai

David Asher

Keith Krach was one of the greatest economic strategists and diplomats ever at the State Department. He led our China tech war and pioneered the Clean Network to deny malicious actors, including companies like Huawei and governments like, from dominating our 5G and broader digital future. I am honored to have worked with Keith’s super E team while at State including on the investigation into the origins of COVID 19 and countering China’s civil-military fusion via curtailing Beijing’s access to our capital markets. I hope we’ll all be back together in government in the years ahead. Until then the Krach Institute will be an idea generation hub and place for tech diplomacy to flourish.

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David Asher

Advisory Council Member

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Taro Aso

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Japan

Fmr. Prime Minister of Japan; Minister for Foreign Affairs; Minister for Finance Member of the House of Representatives

Dr. Arden Bement

Continued advancements in information and communications technologies and the use of social networking and virtual action groups for addressing and redressing governance and leadership are “shrinking” the world at an accelerating rate. Global issues, which heretofore seemed remote to some, now threaten to impact the future quality of life of most of the World’s populations. It should surprise no one that young student at universities around the world are increasingly interested in complex issues and the relevance of their education for addressing such issues. Unfortunately, these problems are “nasty” because they are coupled in complex ways. They don’t have single solutions and they don’t always lead to meaningful predictions. Decision makers depend on scientists and technologists to provide options and define consequences to policy options. They become frustrated when quantitative, self-consistent, or consensus solutions are not forthcoming.

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Dr. Arden Bement

Advisory Council Member; Purdue University’s David A. Ross Professor of Nuclear Engineering Emeritus; Inaugural Director of the Global Policy Institute Emeritus, and Chief Global Affairs Officer Emeritus

Nir Ben-Moshe

It is a privilege to be a member of the Krach Institute’s Advisory Council. Over the years, I have led and have been involved in projects to safeguard advanced technologies of the State of Israel. I have found that securing, overseeing and safeguarding the development of advanced technologies and capabilities is imperative for the defense of Israel as a free and democratic society. As such, international cooperation and mutual commitment with regards to securing advanced technology are critical to bolster the defense of the United States, Israel, and other allied countries. It is my aim to convey this message of shared responsibility via the Advisory Council, and thus to drive forward the conservation of futuristic technology as a means for the advancement of freedom.

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Nir Ben-Moshe

Advisory Council Member

Former Director, Directorate of Security for the Defense Establishment (DSDE) - Israeli Ministry of Defense

Michael Berghoff

Board of Directors; Advisory Council member; Chairman of Board of Trustees, Purdue University

Rob Bernshteyn

Rob Bernshteyn

Advisory Council Member

CEO, Coupa

Michelle Bethel

Diplomacy is a key component of foreign policy. Tech diplomacy is essential. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue brings high-tech and foreign policy together in order to advance freedom throughout the world.

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Michelle Bethel

Advisory Council Member; Board of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT

Hon. Erik Bethel

Central bank digital currencies have the potential to revolutionize the way we conduct financial transactions, but their implementation requires careful consideration and analysis. The work of the commission in this domain is critical in ensuring that any rollout of a central bank digital currency is done in a way that maximizes benefits and minimizes risks for all stakeholders.

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Hon. Erik Bethel

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Financial Technologies (Fintech)

Yasser Biaz

Amidst a period marked with global crises and their geo-economic effects, the accelerating pace of advancement in breakthrough technologies may expose allied nations, in particular, to the risk of predation. A sensible and sustainable foreign policy framework is necessary to level the technology gap; where technology is effectively a fundamental instrument of security and sovereignty. It is an honor and a privilege for me to commit my experience to the values and work of the Institute.

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Yasser Biaz

Advisory Council Member

CEO, UM6P Ventures

Arjun Bisen

While technology holds the power to elevate freedoms, rights, and the pursuit of happiness, it carries no inherent promise to do so. It will take a new generation of innovators to ensure the arc continues to bend towards justice and freedom.

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Arjun Bisen

Advisory Council Member

CEO and Co-founder, Overwatch Data

Jordan Blashek

Innovation is a catalyst for positive societal impact. When the private and public sectors partner to enable and accelerate that innovation, the technological advancements – and impact – are endless. By investing in and supporting businesses that provide our institutions with tools to improve and expand government services for citizens, we can truly create a culture of tech diplomacy.

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Jordan Blashek

Advisory Council Member

Executive-In-Residence, Schmidt Futures

Matt Blunt

As the U.S. auto industry continues to drive the truly transformational technologies in electric vehicles and automated driving, we must work diligently, across sectors to ensure that these new technologies are properly safeguarded. The work of the Global Tech Security Commission will be a catalyst in bringing U.S. technology leaders together to not only guard against existing threats to our cutting-edge technology, but also formulate proactive strategies to combat adversarial threats to America’s future technological leadership. So I am honored to have been selected to serve on the Commission, and I am eager to work with leaders from other critical U.S. industries to carry out the important work and mission of the Global Tech Security Commission.

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Matt Blunt

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

David Bohigian

Our future will be forged at the confluence of technology and policy, as innovation and collaboration are increasingly crucial tools to create a more peaceful and prosperous world. The Institute will empower citizens, business leaders and policymakers to navigate global complexities to advance boundless opportunity and freedom.

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David Bohigian

Advisory Council Member

Former acting President, Pluribus Ventures, Former OPIC

Kevin Bowcutt

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Hypersonics

Principal Senior Technology Fellow & Chief Scientist of Hypersonics, The Boeing Company

David Bray

Countering technological authoritarianism and mapping nonpartisan paths that ensure freedoms can still thrive in the decades ahead is essential. This includes tech diplomacy to counter digital threats, disinformation concerns, physical disruptions, biological misuses, as well as space-based challenges ahead.

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David Bray

Advisory Council Member

Distinguished Fellow, Henry S. Stimson Center and Business Executives for National Security

T. Ulrich Brechbuhl

God blessed our Founding Fathers with the foresight to establish a nation in which mankind was free to pursue our dreams and fulfill our potential. Our American economic system, which rewards entrepreneurship and innovation, has provided the resources to safeguard democracy and freedom around the world for more than a century. It has been responsible for literally pulling untold billions of people around the world out of poverty. I am proud to be part of the Krach Institute which is committed to ensuring that this system and the technological innovation it fosters continue to thrive.

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T. Ulrich Brechbuhl

Advisory Council Member

33rd Counselor of United States Department of State

Ryan Brennan

Innovation is a catalyst for positive societal impact. When the private and public sectors partner to enable and accelerate that innovation, the technological advancements – and impact – are endless. By investing in and supporting businesses that provide our institutions with tools to improve and expand government services for citizens, we can truly create a culture of tech diplomacy.

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Ryan Brennan

Advisory Council Member

Managing Director, Advantage Capital Partners

Beth A. Brooke

Beth A. Brooke

Advisory Council Member

Board member at The New York Times

The Hon. Susan Brooks

Advisory Council Member; fmr. U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Indiana; fmr. U.S. Attorney

JoAnn Brouillette

Board of Directors; Advisory Council member; Board of Trustees, Purdue University

Byron Deeter

As founders forge ahead with technological innovations that impact each aspect of daily life, there has never been a more important time to collaborate with leaders like those at The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy, on policy that will have a worldwide impact for years to come.

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Byron Deeter

Advisory Council Member

Managing Partner, Bessemer Ventures

Geoffrey Cain

We live in an age when authoritarian regimes seize on novel technologies, and then use it to oppress their people and stop the flourishing of democracy. But America and other democracies can fight back with the same technologies, building a peaceful and prosperous future. The Institute is well-positioned to influence American diplomacy towards the idea of "tech diplomacy"—protecting us from rising threats from China, Russia and elsewhere.

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Geoffrey Cain

Advisory Council Member

Author & Senior Fellow for Critical Emerging Technologies, Lincoln Network

Andres Castrillon

Advisory Council for GTSC Autonomous and Electric vehicles

Director of Government Affairs, Qualcomm

Lisa Caswell

The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is at the forefront of leveraging societal impact technologies and private sector innovation to advance freedom and democratic values globally. Its nonpartisan model and deep expertise in deploying and utilizing cutting-edge technology globally make it a critical player in promoting trusted technology and countering technological authoritarianism. I am honored to join the Advisory Council and contribute to this noble mission.

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Lisa Caswell

Advisory Council Member

Partner, Spencer Stuart

John Cauffiel

Without trust there is no business. Without a safe harbor to innovate and exchange ideas, greatness sought will turn into mediocrity. Great countries protect and reward innovation.

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John Cauffiel

Advisory Council Member

President, Galaxie Corporation

Leslie Cauley

Technology plays a vital role as it concerns U.S. foreign policy and national security interests. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy is also playing a vital role as it continues to educate and illuminate around the many issues that congregate at the tangled intersection of Trust, Policy and Tech as a fulcrum and forcing agent of Global Peace. The Institute's work is taking on new urgency in the current environment—authoritarian challenges, and the devastation that incursions unleash, are on full display right now in Ukraine. A stark reminder that now, more than ever, leadership is needed in the international arena. Keith Krach has embodied that spirit over the course of his career, and I am incredibly honored to align with Keith and the rest of this esteemed group as it seeks to leverage the best in technology to promote human advancement and freedoms worldwide.

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Leslie Cauley

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder, TruthDAO

Carlos Cesnik

Advisory Council for GTSC Hypersonics

Aerospace Department Chair & Director of the Active Aeroelasticity and Structures Research Laboratory, University of Michigan

Andrzej Cetnarski

In the realm of technology, the imperative to safeguard our citizens' lives and uphold the digital sovereignty of our nations, institutions, and individuals in cyberspace is paramount. However, it is incumbent upon our esteemed leaders and overseers within our institutions to recognize that cybersecurity cannot rely solely on technical prowess. This approach has inadvertently allowed for the proliferation of a $7.9 trillion cybercrime economy, a figure that eclipses the GDP of all but the United States and China.

At this juncture, where cybercrime demonstrates a staggering 15% annual growth while cybersecurity lags behind at less than two-thirds of that rate, authentic and comprehensive leadership is indispensable. Victory in this arena hinges on our leaders' adeptness in three key domains: technology, setting a model precedent from the apex of the hierarchy, and crafting a strategic vision.

It is with great honor and a profound sense of duty that I have answered the call to serve on the Advisory Council to The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue and concurrently serve as the inaugural Chairman of its Cyber Defense Advisory Council. Our nation and its citizens deserve no less a commitment.

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Andrzej Cetnarski

Advisory Council Member

Chairman, CEO, Founder, Cyber Nation Central®

Gordon Chang

The United States and the free world face a relentless technological assault from dangerous actors – the Communist Party of China foremost among them. Chinese ruler Xi Jinping is investing heavily in high tech because he sees it as the path to domination in the 21st century. A whole-of-society adoption of trusted technologies is the key to countering this technological threat and safeguarding freedom. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, by bringing together government, business, and civil society leaders, is helping to ensure the future is built on democratic values. I’m proud to contribute to its mission.

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Gordon Chang

Advisory Council Member

Author, The Great U.S.-China Tech War

Mark D. Cheng

The future of the free world will be secured by the democratic use of technology to benefit all people and not dominated by autocrats. The Institute is a pioneer in bringing all partners and tools to bear on this existential challenge. There is no more time to waste.

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Mark D. Cheng

Advisory Council Member

Former Executive Director of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board and CIA Operations Officer

Dr. Robin Cleveland

The Krach Institute is in the vanguard of problem solving on the most critical economic and national security issues we face. I am pleased to join this unique endeavor committed to bringing together the best experts from the research community, private sector and policy makers to train, protect and promote our assets and interests especially in the field of biotechnology.

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Dr. Robin Cleveland

Advisory Council Member

Psychotherapist, Georgetown Psychology

Ellie Cohanim

Trusted technology is the key to preserving our fundamental values for the next generation. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is at the forefront of this critical mission. I am proud to join its impressive team and contribute to advancing freedom, religious liberty, and human rights through trusted tech.

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Ellie Cohanim

Advisory Council Member

Former U.S. Deputy Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Nikole Collins-Puri

Nikole Collins-Puri

Advisory Council Member

CEO, TechBridge Girls

Audrey Cooper

Audrey Cooper

Advisory Council Member

Editor in Chief, WNYC Public Radio

Ryan Cox

Advisory Council Member

Head of Ecosystem, Pendulum Intelligence

Matt Cranston

Rule of law, private property and freedom of religion are just some of the essential foundations of western society that need to be defended. Advanced technologies are the tools we will need for that defence well into the future.

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Matt Cranston

Advisory Council Member

United States Correspondent, The Australian Financial Review

Ambassador Kelley Currie

Ambassador (Ret.) Kelley E. Currie is currently an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington DC think tank.

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Ambassador Kelley Currie

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Prosperity Partnerships

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; fmr. U.S. ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues and former US ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)Former U.S. Representative, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

David Lichtenger

Advisory Council Member

Managing Partner, Intrepid Capital

Molly Davis

Molly Davis

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder and Partner, Rainmaker Communications

Jens de Buhr

Science fiction is becoming more and more science faction. Our world will be a different one by the end of the 20s. We are heading toward a future in which we measure everything that can be measured. "It will be a world of exceptional, radical transparency," predict Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler in their New York Times bestseller, "The Future is Faster than You Think." The opportunities in the new world will fascinate us. There is no question that deep tech offers great opportunities - but there are also risks lurking that should not be underestimated.

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Jens de Buhr

Advisory Council Member

German Publisher "DUP Entrepreneur Media (Print/Online/Live)

Daniel DeLaurentis

System of systems integration is my research area and my passion; integrating technology and diplomacy for mutual benefit is the grandest manifestation of this approach.

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Daniel DeLaurentis

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Hypersonics, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

Rob DeSantis

Rob DeSantis

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder/ Board Member, Arkestro

Robert A. Destro

Human rights is often the point of the spear in Tech Diplomacy. When ingenious men and women collaborate to devise innovative solutions to practical problems, tech diplomacy is needed to protect both their interests and the common good. When unscrupulous governments and non-state actors use sophisticated technology to spy on or manipulate their trading partners and customers, tech diplomacy is needed to organize the opposition. As AI, synthetic biology, and the adoption of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) threaten to upend our understanding of the key concepts of “life, liberty, and property”, human rights advocates will need to become sophisticated tech diplomats themselves. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue offers creative men and women a forum in which they can collaborate to devise humane and mutually beneficial solutions to thorny political problems. That, of course, is the essence of diplomacy! I am honored to join the Institute’s Advisory Council and look forward to contributing to its success.

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Robert A. Destro

Advisory Council Member

Professor of Law, The Catholic University of America Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Harris Diamond

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Media, Fmr Chmn & CEO McCann Worldgroup; Fmr CEO, Weber Shandwick

Robbie Diamond

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Founder, President and CEO

Al Diaz

In recent years it has become clear that technology in all forms will be a basis for diplomatic activities worldwide. This applies to both friendly and adversarial relations. Technology provides the basis for cooperation in all spheres. But it also offers challenges in the form of establishing vulnerabilities that can be exploited by our adversaries. The Krach Institute provides a forum in which Technology in all its dimensions can be considered in a thoughtful and coherent way. The Krach Institute offers leaders the opportunity to dialog and act to shape policy and practices that will assure continued US leadership in realizing a more secure future. Purdue is the ideal location for the Institute. The university clearly has a reputation for excellence in technology. And in recent years it has established itself as a leader in providing information that is vital to the formulation of policy on all fronts including food security to information security.

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Al Diaz

Advisory Council Member

NASA/Purdue University/Marymount University (Retired)

Julio Amador Diaz Lopez

Advisory Council for GTSC Prosperity Partnerships

Senior Advisor, Atlantic Council Freedom and Prosperity Center; Lecturer, Imperial College London

Raymond P. Dolan

Having worked in the wireless industry since 1G in 1986, I’ve witnessed how technology has contributed to overall quality of life throughout the world with 2G (1991), 3G (2001), 4G (2010) and now 5G (2019). Societies are increasingly connected, increasingly mobile, and increasingly digital. Therefore, it is essential that networks continue to be secure, affordable, and supportive of free societies at scale, especially as we plan for 6G in the coming years. The current global effort to “open networks” (OpenRAN) must not only support these values, it can and should enable a new and robust supply chain for wireless networks that is based on software, cloud, and merchant silicon. This is a massive opportunity to further secure our national interests for decades to come.

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Raymond P. Dolan

Advisory Council Member

Chairman and CEO, Cohere Technologies

Eileen Donahoe

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for US, Exec Dir. Stanford Global Digital Policy Center; Fmr US Ambassador to U.N. Human Rights Council

Andy Drake

Advisory Council GTSC for Defense

Retired Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps

Tim Draper

Trust and Freedom are what create a successful community, company or government. I am thrilled to join Keith Krach and the Tech Diplomacy Advisory Council to spread this good message around the world.

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Tim Draper

Advisory Council Member

Founder, Draper Associates, DFJ, Draper University

John D. Duncan, Jr.

The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is at the cutting edge in exploring how to advance our national security through fostering diplomatic and security partnerships with like-minded nations while leveraging the ingenuity of the private sector to advance the technology that will ensure that we can successfully compete with and overcome those who would pose a threat to our citizens, our allies and our friends. The Krach Institute fills a critical need at a time when newly emboldened autocratic governments aggressively attempt to undermine our institutions and threaten the very foundations of our democracy.

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John D. Duncan, Jr.

Advisory Council Member

Former Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of State for International Economics

The Hon. Patrick E. Murphy

The speed of innovation and technology continues to outpace legislation, and often the legislators themselves. The rules of engagement and war need to be updated to account for the technologies of today and the future. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy can serve as that critical bridge between the world’s most thoughtful and forward thinking tech leaders and the appropriate government officials.

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The Hon. Patrick E. Murphy

Advisory Council Member

Former Congressman, Florida’s 18th District; CEO & Founder, Togal.AI

Elbridge Colby

Technology is a critical factor and itself a central front in an era of great power competition. Diplomacy to ensure our technological edge along with freedoms and prosperity will be essential to navigating these dangerous times. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University is at the forefront of thinking through this critical set of issues.

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Elbridge Colby

Advisory Council Member

Principal at the Marathon Initiative and/or former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development (2017-2018)

Cindy Elkins

Tech diplomacy is an essential tool of modern American statecraft to lead through our values and deliver innovation to solve the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century. From promoting understanding of advancements in biotechnology and the importance of securing supply chains to prepare for the next epidemic or pandemic, the Center is charting the path to ensure our nation’s policymakers and diplomats have the technical knowledge they need to represent U.S. and allied interests on the world stage.

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Cindy Elkins

Advisory Council Member

Non Executive Director, Chimeric Therapeutics

Jeff Epstein

Winston Churchill warned us of the dangers of powerful technology in the wrong hands: “If we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue’s mission is to make sure that never happens – instead, to create the conditions so the wonders of science can help all of us, in the US and around the world, ensure life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Jeff Epstein

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Venture Investing, Fmr. Oracle CFO; Partner, Bessemer Ventures Commissioner for Venture Investing

Ambassador Adam Ereli

Founder and CEO of IberoAmerican Consultants

Founder and CEO of IberoAmerican Consultants

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray

Rapid technological change is presenting unprecedented opportunities and outsized challenges to U.S. competitiveness. Finding innovative, bi-partisan solutions through public/private collaboration is central to navigating this quickly advancing landscape. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy’s mission is critically important at this pivotal time in global competition.

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Dr. Lori Esposito Murray

Advisory Council Member

President, Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board

The Hon. Frank Fannon

Tech diplomacy will steer the direction of the new economy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, whether built on foundations of freedom or control.

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The Hon. Frank Fannon

Senior Visiting Fellow and Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Clean Energy and Electrical Grids, Managing Director of Fannon Global Advisors and Former Assistant Secretary of State

Cristina Farmus

The has never been a better time to analyze the implications of technology on diplomacy and vice versa. Purdue’s expertise in critical areas such as semiconductors, hypersonics, 5G/6G, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity is a fundamental block in understanding how technical advancements constantly reshape national and world strategy, and how well-informed policies can enable a free, safer world, based on democratic values.

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Cristina Farmus

Member Advisory Council

Vice President, Special Projects, Purdue University

Justin Fauntleroy

We are approaching one of those rare moments in history in which technological breakthroughs have the potential to fundamentally alter the course of human civilization. Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, bio-technology, and space exploration / exploitation are poised to increase the prosperity and health of all humanity. Unfortunately, these same technologies can be used to restrict human rights and spread dangerous ideologies. Free governments and industry must band together and develop standards so that we can collectively hold bad actors accountable and mitigate their misuse of these technologies. I am proud to be part of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue which is leading this necessary alliance between policy makers, industry, and academia.

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Justin Fauntleroy

Advisory Council Member

Joint Staff Futures and Concepts SME / Deputy Program Manager

Curtis Feeny

As Technology Networks continue to increase in bandwidth and global coverage (not to mention the accompanying evolution of AI and ML), the need for diplomacy between governments, corporations, and tech platforms has never been greater. Managing future technologies for the planet will require us all to work together to provide the trust and confidence in technology that we deserve.

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Curtis Feeny

Advisory Council Member

Senior Advisor, Peterson Partners

David Feith

Tech diplomacy belongs at the center of U.S. national security policy. This requires better coordination inside the U.S. government, with foreign partners, and between government and businesses, investors, and universities. History reminds us of this need⁠—and so do our adversaries, who every day invest in technology acquisition, theft, and innovation.

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David Feith

Advisory Council Member

Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Chris Fetzer

In this era of great power competition and geopolitical instability, the development and deployment of democracy-promoting technologies by the US and its allies has become an increasingly vital form of statecraft. Use of technology as a tool for diplomacy is critical to protecting and advancing the global security priorities of the free world—and to empowering those who wish to be a part of it.

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Chris Fetzer

Advisory Council Member

Partner, Dentons (Washington, D.C.)

Christine Flahaux

Christine Flahaux

Advisory Council Member

SVP, Brand, Growth and Experiences, Automation Anywhere

Diane Flynn

Diane Flynn

Advisory Council Member

Cofounder and CEO, ReBoot Accel

David L. Fogel

After serving in senior economic policy positions in the U.S. government and in executive roles in the financial services sector, I have seen first-hand the critical importance of coordinated efforts among the U.S. government, our foreign allies, and global financial institutions to promote international development in parts of the world that are plagued by the predatory economic conduct of the Chinese Communist Party. I look forward to working with the Commission in outlining both defensive and offensive strategies to combat this behavior and promote vital U.S. national security interests.

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David L. Fogel

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Development Finance, Fmr Chief of Staff Export-Import Bank; CEO NCSS

Brian Frank

Brian Frank

Advisory Council Member

Chief Operating Officer, Cameo

Frank Dunlevy

Maintaining the USA’s dominant Leadership position in High Technology is the key to maintaining our Freedom and Liberty, and that of our Allies, in the 21st Century.

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Frank Dunlevy

Advisory Council Member

Vice Chair, Investment Banking, Cowen and Company, LLC

Rich Freeland

Rich Freeland

Advisory Council Member

Chairman of the Board, Valvoline and Former COO & President, Cummins, Inc.

Joseph Fuller

Across history, diplomacy has revolved around the control of critical resources. Governments, ranging from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, have relied on it to gain or retain control over resources ranging from arable land to natural resources. The critical resource of the 21st Century is technology and diplomacy will be critical in determining who gets to define it, develop it, and deploy it.

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Joseph Fuller

Advisory Council Member

Professor of Management Practice in General Management, Harvard Business School

Yoichi Funabashi

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Japan

Former Chief Editor of “Asahi Shinbun”;Founder, Asia Pacific Initiative

Ambassador Lisa Gable

As someone who witnessed diplomatic history through the Cold War until now, I have seen first-hand how the use of trusted technologies plays a vital role in advancing freedom. I could not imagine a better organization for which to share my skills and help achieve its mission.

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Ambassador Lisa Gable

Advisory Council Member

Former CEO, FARE

Melanie Garson

Advisory Council Member

Cyber Policy & Tech Geopolitics Lead, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Andy Geisse

The work of the Global Tech Security Commission is critical to maintaining freedom and our way of life. Data has become the life blood of our companies, industries and technologies; We must protect it so it is used to advance freedom versus restraining it.

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Andy Geisse

Advisory Council for GTSC

Operating Partner, Fmr CEO AT&T Business Solutions

Mircea Geoană

We are in the midst of a real technology adoption race. Our competitors are moving fast in their effort to develop and use new technologies to undermine our collective security, and seek to undermine our democracies, our institutions and our values. We cannot take our technological edge for granted.

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Mircea Geoană

International Advisory Council Member

Deputy Secretary General, NATO

Peter Georgescu

Advisory Council Member

Author, Businessman, Activist

Lauret Geosits

As scientific innovation opens new frontiers, it’s critical that those discoveries serve humanity and are not weaponized by those with malicious intent towards us. Advanced technologies must be developed responsibly and trusted not to infringe on the universal rights of individuals. The Trust Doctrine at the heart of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy is the right approach toward building a better and safer world. I am thrilled to join the Institute’s Advisory Council and look forward to contributing toward its important mission.

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Lauret Geosits

Advisory Council Member

Managing Director - Pharmaceutical and Biotech Marketing

Jim Gibbons

The Krach Institute of Tech Diplomacy is critical for the advancement of policy around the world, getting the intersection of technology and diplomacy right is a linchpin for societal impact.

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Jim Gibbons

Advisory Council Member

Former President & CEO, Goodwill Industries and Founder & President, Forward Impact Enterprises

The Hon. Bonnie Glick

Technology and diplomacy are two words that one does not often hear together. But that is changing, and here at the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, we are leading that change. Our goal is to expand American leaders’ professional capabilities and equip them to advocate for America’s role as the world’s leading innovator and developer of technologies that improve life for everyone, no matter where they live. We also work closely with leaders from allied countries to partner in the universal cause of freedom through the deployment of technology. Diplomatic engagement on critical, cutting-edge technologies is more important now than ever.

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The Hon. Bonnie Glick

Advisory Council Member; fmr. Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

The Hon. Daniel Goldin

The strategic importance of space and near-space technologies for the US cannot be overstated, as it is impossible to envision US national security and economic prosperity without a commitment to ensuring its access to space. If the US fails to lead all aspects of space, including satellite communications, reconnaissance, surveillance, natural resource exploration and acquisition, zero-gravity manufacturing, earth observation, lunar and cislunar exploration and operations, planetary exploration and operations and astrophysical observations, the result would have dire implications for many US industries—such as commercial, financial services, health care, and media—as well as military operations.

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The Hon. Daniel Goldin

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Space Technologies and Systems, Longest-Serving Former NASA Administrator ('92 to '01)

Makoto Gonokami

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Japan

Fmr. President, University of Tokyo, President of RIKEN

Michael Greenwald

Global Lead, Digital Assets and Financial Innovation

Amazon Web Services

Ravishankar Gundlapalli

Good diplomacy avoids conflicts and wars. The world today needs transformational leaders who can think creatively and compassionately to drive good diplomacy and make the world and the planet a safe and thriving place for all. By leveraging the power of technology and mentorship at scale, we will create, grow and deploy transformational leaders globally and bring to fruition the full promise of freedom, along with its ability to spur healthy growth and peace. I am honored to be invited to join the Advisory Council of KITDP and look forward to contributing towards its mission

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Ravishankar Gundlapalli

Advisory Council Member

CEO & Founder, MentorCloud

Brett Haan

Recent technology developments are creating new innovative business models and IP that reach further into the global fabric of western society. To protect and promote free market and western democratic values, we need a “country and company” strategy to address competition from China. To be effective, this strategy must combine U.S. domestic and International efforts.

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Brett Haan

Advisory Council Member

Senior Advisor on 5G go-to-market strategies

Steve Hageman

Steve Hageman

Advisory Council Member

Chairman, Hageman Group

Dr. Diane Hamilton

Focusing on innovation, learning about emerging technologies, and preparing transformational leaders for a future of potentially complex situations has never been more critical. I am proud to join the advisory council for the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue.

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Dr. Diane Hamilton

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CEO, Tonerra; Author of Cracking the Curiosity Code

Kenny Hawk

Innovation is crucial to America’s mission to advance freedom globally. Our adversaries actively seek to steal our innovations any way they can. I experienced first hand as our laptops were disassembled with goal of copying all memory systems while our team was occupied with our Chinese “hosts”. I am proud to be a part of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue and fully support this mission.

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Kenny Hawk

Advisory Council Member

CEO, Mojio

Jeffrey Hayzlett

We live in an interconnected world and technology is such a powerful tool that continues to be weaponized by many seeking absolute power. The 21st century continues to redefine our geopolitical borders – which also includes technology, and I’m honored to be joining others to reach across borders and use technology for the common good. Never have the lines been more blurred to build diplomatic relationships with other countries who share a common interest: to place our people and values at the forefront and ensure the safety and security of all involved.

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Jeffrey Hayzlett

Advisory Council Member

Primetime TV & Podcast Host, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Global Business Celebrity

Dan Hesse

Telecom CEOs need to know what is in the technology they install in their networks. Built upon non-partisan tech statecraft and global partnerships, the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue's Clean Network initiative provides industry leaders a way they can trust that the hardware and softwaфTelecom CEOs need to know what is in the technology they install in their networks. Built upon non-partisan tech statecraft and global partnerships, the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue's Clean Network initiative provides industry leaders a way they can trust that the hardware and software they use for fifth- and future-generation mobile networks will advance democratic values and principles.

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Dan Hesse

Advisory Council Member

Former President & CEO, Sprint Corporation

Richard Hester

Communist leadership poses the greatest threat to democracy. Technology is the key not only to protect but advance freedom. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is well positioned to lead the collaboration necessary in this effort.

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Richard Hester

Advisory Council Member

Senior Partner, Indiana Business Advisors

The Hon. Robert Hormats

Advisory Council Member; senior official for five different American presidents; a top executive on Wall Street and major business leader

Dr. Chi-Hung Lin

In Taiwan, we traditionally looked at the development of high-tech industry from the mere perspectives of science and technology. However, with the changes in international geopolitics, science and technology have crossed national borders and transcended the gap amongst people and policies that ultimately bring impacts on society stability, diplomacy and mutual trust. It becomes clear therefore that in Taiwan’s next phase of high tech development, we cannot ignore the connections and effects in other related disciplines resulting from the advancement of science and technology, such as laws and regulations, finances and managements, social impacts, global relationships, etc. Consequently, as a higher education institution we must also conduct education and research in these highly specific but relevant fields critical to technology-driven industrial transformation.

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Dr. Chi-Hung Lin

Advisory Council Member

President and Professor, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Todd Huston

American technology and innovation has been a key strategy in making the United States the world’s foremost superpower. Countries around the world continue to chase us to try and negate this tremendous advantage. It is imperative that we not only maintain the advantage but expand it. We must continue to be in a position of strength in technology and innovation. I am excited that the Krach Institute for Technology is laser focused on ensuring Tech Diplomacy remains a critical component in ensuring America’s strength, both now and in the future.

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Todd Huston

Advisory Council Member

Speaker, State of Indiana House of Representatives

Andrei Iancu

America and its trade partners need to maximize their innovation output in order to compete for the technologies of the future. The Global Tech Security Commission will play a critical role in shaping policies that ensure our continued technological edge.

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Andrei Iancu

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for IP Protection

Robert Imig

Since its founding, the Krach Institute has brought innovators and policymakers together to ensure emerging technologies are used to advance freedom, safety, and prosperity around the world. I am honored to be able to contribute to this mission. We have only scratched the surface of Artificial Intelligence and the importance it has for protecting our nation. Our ability to not only advance this technology, but also operationalize it, is critical to keep us ahead of our adversaries.

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Robert Imig

Senior Industry Fellow and Advisory Council Member for GTSC Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Senior Architect for R&D at Palantir Technologies, Director, AI/ML Palantir

Dana Jackson

Dana Jackson

Advisory Council Member

Managing Director, Graystone Consulting, Morgan Stanley

Marcus Jadotte

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Cloud Computing

George Jagodzinski

Every day, technology weaves itself deeper into our individual lives and society at large. The technology decisions we make now - across hardware, software and policy - have larger and longer reaching implications than ever before. As a technology leader, I believe in a Human First approach to decision-making that requires an ecosystem of trust and safety. I am honored to join the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, where the very best of technology and policy leadership are partnering to leverage State Techcraft as a competitive advantage.

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George Jagodzinski

Advisory Council Member

Managing Partner, Intevity

Joseph Jewell

Advisory Council for GTSC Hypersonics

John Bogdanoff Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

Khémaies Jhinaoui

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Prosperity Partnerships

Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tunisia; President, Tunisian Council for International Relations

Corey Johnston

The ever-expanding nature of technology is vastly changing the way we look at international relations, trust, and transparency. As new technologies emerge at an increasing rate, we need to ensure a vibrant innovation ecosystem exists that has trust and transparency at its core. This will ensure that the same value-system that created the semiconductor, put a man on the moon, and brought us the internet, will continue to thrive into the 22nd century. I am humbled to be part of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue’s efforts that is filling this critical role at the cross-roads of diplomacy and innovation.

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Corey Johnston

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Economic Security, Head of Strategy, Strider Technologies; Ret. U.S. Navy Captain;

Adam Jones

The development of key technologies will shape the 21st century on micro and macro levels. American leadership in these endeavors is critical for advancing freedom and prosperity. Keith has aptly identified the need to bring together innovators and policy makers to set the conditions for success, and I look forward to supporting the Krach Institute in its mission.

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Adam Jones

Advisory Council Member

Vice President, Redesign Health

Jake Joraanstad

I am passionate about the intersection of agriculture and technology and a strong believer that agriculture is the most important industry on Earth. So much of the future success of agriculture relies on strong global diplomacy. Technology is changing so rapidly that it's hard for leaders to keep up. It's important to be focused on how to make technology work for the world, not against.

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Jake Joraanstad

Advisory Council Member

CEO, Bushel

José Cunningham

In an era when technology is at the nexus of national security, society, economics, and geopolitics, it’s more important than ever to foster an environment of shared interests that permits innovation to flourish. The Krach Institute performs that very function by mobilizing the strategies, expertise, and diverse perspectives necessary to ensure our God-given freedoms are enhanced through technology.

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José Cunningham

Advisory Council Member

Director of Business Development, WEConnect International

Kenneth Juster

Critical and emerging technologies, such as 5G/6G, artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and quantum computing, will play a central role in the future of our national security and economic well-being. At the same time, there will be fierce competition among the United States, China, and others in the development of these technologies. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue has assembled a combination of academic and research experts, private sector entrepreneurs, and former senior government officials to help shape U.S. policy and diplomacy on the application and use of these technologies. I am pleased to join this impressive group.

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Kenneth Juster

Advisory Council Member

Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Kersti Kaljulaid

Kersti Kaljulaid

Former President of Estonia

Former President of Estonia

Shirley Kan

Trusted technology is the epitome of why it is critical to strengthen US leadership, especially technological leadership in both official and private sectors. For example, the claims of China and Russia about respecting national sovereignty ring hollow in seeing their unjustified treatment of Ukraine. Trusted technology enhances a strategic approach that leverages the strengths of allies and partners along with the United States to safeguard the free, open, and rules-based international order.

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Shirley Kan

Advisory Council Member

Independent Specialist in Asian Security Affairs

Nobukatsu Kanehara

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Japan

Fmr. Deputy Secretary-General, National Security Secretariat; Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Professor of Doshisha University

Jan Kang

Jan Kang

Advisory Council Member

COO & General Counsel, Stairwell Inc.

Richard Kang

In a world where autocracies aggressively seek to shape a new world order, advanced technologies serve as their primary weapons; yet their role in the geopolitical calculus for free and open societies is dangerously nascent—clearly, tech diplomacy is where the greatest impact meets the greatest need.

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Richard Kang

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Outbound Investment, Founder & CEO Prism Global; Fmr Head of Global Strategy, MTV Networks

Sky Kelley

Sky Kelley

Advisory Council Member

CEO & Founder, Avisare

Anthony Kennada

Silicon Valley once again finds itself in a 'gold rush' moment -- with advances in AI and machine learning capturing the attention and imagination of some of the brightest minds in our industry. In the right hands, this innovation represents so much potential for the benefit of humankind. In the wrong hands, these models can be tuned for nefarious means that threaten the freedoms and prosperity of civilization across the globe. I'm thrilled to have been invited to lend my voice to the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy in order to play a small role in unlocking the potential and protecting against the abuse of the next generation of innovation in technology.

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Anthony Kennada

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder and CEO, AudiencePlus

Dr. Guila Clara Kessous

The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue offers a different way to rethink our relation to power from a geopolitical point of view. Today, women in tech is crucial not only to reconsider rights equality in the world but above all because it touches feminist diplomacy. It is with pride that I will contribute to this important mission to reconsider governments regarding women's rights implications to Tech Diplomacy around the world through accessibility, visibility, and gender equality.

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Dr. Guila Clara Kessous

Advisory Council Member

UNESCO Artist for Peace

James Keyes

Education is freedom. Neither education nor freedom are free, but if the currency is hard work and determination, then each of us has the resources needed for success.

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James Keyes

Advisory Council Member

Former CEO, 7-Eleven

Craig Kielburger

With the powerful advances we continue to see in technology, tech diplomacy is as important as ever in the mission to safeguard democracy and human rights. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy is at the forefront of this critical work to ensure technology is being used as a force of good for all.

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Craig Kielburger

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder, WE Charity

James Kim

Amid the growing geopolitical dynamics in Asia, the U.S-Korea partnership has become ever more paramount in ensuring regional economic security. Korea is one of the first countries to join the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), stepping up its regional role to safeguard liberal democracy. In this light, AMCHAM appreciates the Global Tech Security Commission’s mission to promote strategic collaboration in key emerging technologies from U.S. allies and partners. I firmly believe that the Commission’s bipartisan and global scope would allow for significant thought leadership and business strategies to be formed across sectors. As the Global Tech Security’s Commissioner representing Korea, we look forward to doing our best at AMCHAM to identify opportunities to enhance the economic and security alliance between the United States and Korea.

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James Kim

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for South Korea, CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Korea; Fmr CEO of Microsoft Korea & GM Korea

Brian Kingston

Advisory Council for GTSC Autonomous and Electric vehicles

President and CEO, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association

Edward Kinsey

Edward Kinsey

Advisory Council Member

CEO, Determination Ventures, LLC

Shigeru Kitamura

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Japan

Former National Security Advisor of Japan, CEO, Kitamura Economic Security Inc.

Shinichi Kitaoka

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Japan

Former President, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency); Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo

Jorge Klor de Alva

The nation has long been served by think tanks advocating for foreign and domestic policies that can help safeguard the security of our nation and that of other democracies. More recently the technology sector has begun to turn its attention to its role as a proponent of similar policies. But not until the establishment of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy have statecraft and technological expertise been brought together as tools with which to think through and advocate for strategies that can lead to a more secure future for the nation and the free world. This melding of politics and technology could not be timelier. It is an honor to serve on the advisory council of a center with such a noble cause and with such a committed team of present and former leaders in government, technology, academia, and the private sector.

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Jorge Klor de Alva

Advisory Council Member

President, Nexus Research and Policy Center

Kip Knight

Technology is a powerful double-edged sword. It's key to our future growth and security, but it can also be used against us by foreign adversaries. We must ensure the tech we create today will not be a dangerous threat to us tomorrow.

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Kip Knight

Advisory Council Member

Founder, CMO Coaches

Takayuki Kobayashi

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Japan

Fmr. Minister for Economic Security, Member of the House of Representatives

Yoshimatsu Kobayashi

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Japan

Chairman, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Former Chairman, Mitsubishi Chemical

Michael Kratsios

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Logistics, Fmr US Chief Technology Officer; Fmr Under Secretary of Defense

Norma Krayem

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates

Raj Kumar

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Development Finance

President, Editor-in-Chief, Devex

Zara Larsen

Zara Larsen

Advisory Council Member

Chairman & CEO, The Larsen Group: Architects of Change

Christopher Lawrence

The wellsprings of technology leadership that have consistently emerged in many countries can in some measure be linked to underlying commitments to core principles. These include, inviolable democratic institutions, deep and transparent capital markets, rule of law, protection of technology IP, and established norms of international free trade. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue provides an important resource for the ongoing dialogue around the complex cross currents involved in key areas of technology, economic vibrancy, and global stability.

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Christopher Lawrence

Advisory Council Member

Managing Partner, Snow Owl Advisors, LLC

Roslyn Layton, PhD.

There is no safe Chinese technology. Any data entered into a Chinese made product or service can is accessible to the Chinese government anywhere, anytime, for any reason.

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Roslyn Layton, PhD.

Advisory Council Member

Senior Vice President, Strand Consult. (Co-Founder, China Tech Threat)

Simone Ledeen

AI is making decision-makers uncomfortable. We are used to leaders going through many layers of approval; by the time of decision, the question is no longer relevant. AI tools help us make quicker decisions, especially in cyber.

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Simone Ledeen

Senior Visiting Fellow and Advisory Council Member for GTSC Defense

Managing Director at Vantage ROI and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East

Daniel Leeb

Iceland hosts the most diverse set of terrestrial analogs of the Moon, Mars and other planetary bodies that all sit in close proximity to one another and to both critical infrastructure and local expertise. Space research has an impact on all sectors because space exploration is not just about leaving Earth, it is a re-affirmation of how humanity can work together to develop the innovative technologies to better understand our own planet, our place in the solar system, and how we can better utilize the natural resources we often take for granted. It is my hope through our work at the Iceland Space Agency, we can contribute to a more sustainable path for society, together reaching for the stars while fostering a better understanding, and conservation for the earth beneath our feet.

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Daniel Leeb

Advisory Council Member

Executive Mission Director, CEO & Co-Founder, the Iceland Space Agency; Co-Chair, Mars Analog Coordination Working Group, IMEWG

Steve Lehman

Advisory Council Member

Investor and Entrepreneur

Eric Levesque

Technology is driving rapid change across the world. It impacts how we communicate, how we work, how we deliver healthcare, and how we build communities. Longstanding systems of global governance are changing as a result. Transformational leadership is needed to adapt our world and safely drive forward change that aligns with a tech-driven world. That’s what the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is uniquely positioned to do and why I’m honored to be part of the Institute’s efforts.

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Eric Levesque

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder and COO, Strider Technologies

Greg Levesque

Industry is the battlespace of great power competition in the 21st century. Nation-states are leveraging cutting-edge technology, talent, and supply chains to advance their economic and military objectives. I’m grateful to be a part of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue's efforts to marshal the capacity of industry leadership and define the path forward for America and our allies to compete and prevail in this battle.

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Greg Levesque

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Military-Civil Fusion, Co-Founder & CEO, Strider Technologies

Rodrigo Liang

Rodrigo Liang

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder and CEO, SambaNova Systems

Ron Lind

At its best, technology can enhance human rights, worker rights, productivity, and environmental justice. When abused, it can exacerbate income inequality, disrupt critical supply chain deployment, and undermine the freedoms that lead to shared prosperity and security in the global economy. By focusing on the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue's core belief that technology must advance freedom, we can help assure that developed and developing nations move on the right path.

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Ron Lind

Advisory Council Member

Former Vice-President, United Food & Commercial Workers International Union

Luke Lindberg

Technology influences our daily lives from the moment we wake up until the time we go to sleep. We must make sure it advances our shared ideals, or President Reagan’s words may become a reality: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction… It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

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Luke Lindberg

Advisory Council Member

President & CEO, South Dakota Trade

Dana Linnet

With 30 years as a national security veteran, career U.S. State Department diplomat, and business leader, I'm certain that there has never been a more consequential or complex time than right now to protect our critical technologies from extreme threat. Industry and Government - along with our Allies, and Partners - MUST work together, quickly, on every front to deter our adversaries. It's the only way to maintain free, democratic societies where humankind can flourish. I'm deeply honored to serve on the Advisory Council with so many like-minded leaders who share this mission.

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Dana Linnet

Advisory Council Member

CEO, The Summit Group DC; fmr Deputy Director, U.S. Department of State

Tom Lupfer

Trust is essential in business, all the more so when the exchange involves technological intellectual property that can easily be distributed without due compensation. Software and low-latency networking are the key enablers of advanced manufacturing and robotics and must be developed and deployed securely among trusted partners.

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Tom Lupfer

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, President & Founder at Clarity Design, Inc.

Kathleen Lynch

The promise and potential of technology to improve lives, accelerate progress and connect societies have never been greater. As rapid and widespread digitization continues, the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is working to ensure countries, industries and leaders are equipped to capture opportunities and mitigate risk. I’m honored to be part of an organization that’s advancing American ideals and interests through the power of technology.

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Kathleen Lynch

Advisory Council Member

Board Member, UBS Americas Holding LLC

CJ Mahoney

Technology is America’s single greatest comparative advantage and an enormous source of soft power. The Krach Institute is dedicated to maintaining our competitive edge, advancing the national interest, and spreading democratic values abroad. Especially in this new era of great power competition, the Institute’s work is both laudable and essential.

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CJ Mahoney

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Investment Screening, Deputy United States Trade Representative; Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft

Dr. Sorin Matei

I am passionate about making connections between disparate fields, such as engineering, computer science, and social science broadly understood to understand human collaboration and conflict on a large scale. I am a practical theorist who believes that there is no more practical thing than a good theory or model.

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Dr. Sorin Matei

Senior Research Fellow

Professor and Associate Dean of Research of the College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University

Gen. Stanley McChrystal (Ret.)

Advisory Council Member; fmr. commander US and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and fmr. commander Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

Stewart McLaurin

History teaches us many lessons, foremost among them is the importance of friendship among diverse nations and cultures. Understanding and embracing the potential of today's evolving technologies will empower that pursuit, and thus one of humanity's most ancient hopes, a peaceful world.

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Stewart McLaurin

Advisory Council Member

President, White House Historical Association

H.R. McMaster

Advisory Council Member

26th U.S. National Security Advisor

Ambassador Ed McMullen

During his leadership at the U.S. Department of State, Asst. Secretary Krach became a respected world expert in technology security. It is a pleasure to be a part of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue as it helps develop and secure our technology future.

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Ambassador Ed McMullen

Advisory Council Member

Former Ambassador of the United States to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Paul Melchiorre

Tech Diplomacy is the next frontier on the world stage and no surprise that Keith Krach is at the forefront. The battlefield has changed and the weapons of the future are all about the underlying technology. The power will reside with those who master emerging technologies like AI/ML, Blockchain, and Quantum . It is a matter of our national security that we are the superpower of the future leading the innovation in these critical areas. We are fortunate to have the leadership efforts of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University.

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Paul Melchiorre

Advisory Council Member

Operating Partner, Stripes

Celia Merzbacher

Technology innovation is emerging worldwide and countries that respect the rule of law, intellectual property, reciprocity and other international norms can and must find common ground to realize the benefits while provide appropriate protection. The Krach Institute is uniquely positioned to provide credible, reasoned and fact-based input to the critical policy conversations taking place. It is a privilege to serve on the Advisory Council.

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Celia Merzbacher

Advisory Council Member

Executive Director at SRI International

Jack Miles

The development of trusted relationships for diplomacy is critical, and should happen on an ongoing basis. Waiting for a crisis or conflict to trigger diplomatic efforts can lead to urgent problems with lengthy, costly solutions. I see the need for diplomacy to become focused on specialized areas, such as economics, supply chain, and technology. While these areas have some aspects in common, in many ways they are quite different, and can evolve rapidly. Current domain expertise can be the key to creating a solution that will not only sound good on paper, but also actually work. I'm in support of existing efforts, such as the Clean Network, but believe we still have more work to do. America's dependency on other countries for key materials, such as semiconductors, could put our economy at risk. As a member of the advisory board, I look forward to helping our country be proactive in addressing potential technological risks.

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Jack Miles

Advisory Council Member

Former C-Suite Leader and Secretary of the Florida Department of Management Services

Brad Miller

The global pursuit of innovation, technological advancements and science-based capacities of a nation can be directly correlated to that nation’s international clout and status in the world arena of influence and impact. Innovative advances through public and private efforts help define the interests of a nation’s foreign policy. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue understands this delicate balance and is committed to innovation and strategic discussions that advance the interests and standing of the United States on the world stage.

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Brad Miller

Advisory Council Member

Managing Principal, Infotech Sourcing

Jim Miller

In today's dynamic and often turbulent world, preserving and strengthening America's ability to compete in critical enabling technologies ensures our nation's economic vitality and national security. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is at the forefront of ensuring these goals. I am honored to be part of the Institute, and look forward to ensuring that the intersection of technology and U.S. foreign policy remains a key tool in strengthening our country's competitiveness and security globally.

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Jim Miller

Advisory Council Member

Non-Executive Board Member - Brambles and The RealReal; Former Head of Global Operations (Google/Alphabet)

Daniel Millman

Advisory Council for GTSC Hypersonics

Chief Executive Officer, HyST Consulting

Wess Mitchell

It is vital to American national security and to the liberties of our citizens that we retain the commanding heights of technological innovation in this century. I am honored to be part of the effort by the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University to study how we can use diplomacy to preserve the country’s technological edge in an era of great-power competition.

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Wess Mitchell

Advisory Council Member

Fmr. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Principal and Co-founder at The Marathon Initiative

David Moehring

The development of disruptive technologies has many expected - and sometimes unexpected - consequences. It is important at both an individual and a national level to anticipate and plan for these outcomes.

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David Moehring

Advisory Council Member

General Partner, Cambium Capital Partners

Charles Mok

Technology has the power to empower citizens and enhance their quality of life by enabling them to live more freely and abundantly. It can also help nations prosper and safeguard their democratic institutions. However, authoritarian regimes are leveraging technology to establish their own competing techno-autocratic global order. To equip technologists and policymakers with the knowledge and confidence needed to confront the imminent threats of technology fragmentation and geopolitical conflicts, the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue will be well positioned to be the meeting point for critical thinking and strategic collaboration.

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Charles Mok

Advisory Council Member

Visiting Scholar, Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University

Matthew Morgan

I am proud of my alma mater, Purdue University, for supporting the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy which will lead the way on the most crucial work at the intersection of technology and U.S. foreign policy. Technology is often a double-edged sword because it can advance democratic movements while simultaneously benefiting adversaries of democracy. The power of this Institute is that it understands those trade-offs and offers the world a functional set of principles that value freedom, liberty, and the rule of law. Fundamental values ought to be factored into the way we design, use, and deploy technologies for the preservation of classical liberal democracy and free market capitalism.

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Matthew Morgan

Advisory Council Member

Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Takayuki Morita

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Japan

President and CEO, NEC Corporation

The Hon. Georgette Mosbacher

The Hon. Georgette Mosbacher

Advisory Council Member

Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland

Anatoly Motkin

In transition countries the IT industry has a unique role of being not only an economic but also a social game changer. Our mission is to facilitate their integration into the western technologies supply chain.

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Anatoly Motkin

Advisory Council Member

Founder and President, Strategeast

Karen Mummaw

Advisory Council Member

COO, The Prospective Group; Fmr. Acting Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of State

Lester Munson

Every day we see examples around the world of the confluence of technology, democracy and human rights. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue brings badly needed expertise to U.S. diplomats and policymakers so that we can successfully confront the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Lester Munson

Advisory Council Member

Principal, BGR Group

Dorin Munteanu

Trust, the bedrock of our liberal democracy, coupled with technology have been two core elements that determined the progress of our democratic societies. But today, we live in a new transformational geopolitical reality, where distrust is accelerating and the clash over technology supremacy is mounting. Therefore, the KITDP is strategically positioned to help counter authoritarianism by integrating non-tech with tech tools in an increasingly dynamic and rapidly evolving digital battle. Moreover, tech statecraft and the return of trust are fundamental for American leadership to win this strategic competition while harnessing the best of new technologies to defend our peace and prosperity, our Western civilization, and the free world to prevail over authoritarianism. I am truly delighted to be asked to serve alongside such illustrious luminaries and to contribute to KITDP's noble mission.

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Dorin Munteanu

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder, Intelligent Automation (IA) Initiative

Bob Murray

Western ideas, technology, and money have been trusted and respected throughout the world for decades because the values, liberties, and security they represent are enshrined in the rule of law and guarantees of inalienable rights. In the 21st century, extending those laws and rights to the digital domain—first among them, digital privacy—is essential to sustaining and preserving modern democratic societies. This vital, urgent work is among the most consequential challenges in the next 25 years; if we don’t get this right, the digital frontier will be forfeit to autocrats and anarchists who today freely corrupt and malign it toward their ends.

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Bob Murray

Advisory Council Member

CEO, Terranet

John N. Rader

Through Keith’s vision, the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy will advance the interests of the United States by strategically aligning the U.S. private sector and U.S. national security policy.

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John N. Rader

Advisory Council Member

COO, Affinity Partners Global LLC

Dan Negrea

Tech security has an important prosperity dimension.  Technology can improve people’s lives and accelerate countries’ progress when used for good.  It can also be a tool to rob people of their freedom through tech surveillance, for economic espionage, or for intellectual property theft.  The prosperity subcommission will propose concrete ways to harness tech for human flourishing.

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Dan Negrea

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Prosperity Partnerships, Fmr Special Representative, US State Department, Economic Bureau

Greg Nelson

Helping the world’s poorest people to achieve their own success through sustainable entrepreneurship–giving people a hand up, not just a handout–helps secure a better future for all of us. The partnership between The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue and Opportunity International is bringing thought leadership, innovation, and momentum to this challenge.

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Greg Nelson

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Micro-Lending, Fmr Sr. VP of Microsoft; Board of Directors, Opportunity Intl.

Dan Nicholson

Advisory Council for GTSC Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Vice President, Strategic Technology Initiatives, General Motors

The Hon. Nazak Nikakhtar

International partnerships accelerate technological advancements, and interoperability of innovations ensures the safety and security of the United States and our allies. Purdue's groundbreaking initiative brings Technology Diplomacy to the forefront of international engagement and strengthens the foundation for peace and security worldwide.

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The Hon. Nazak Nikakhtar

Senior Visiting fellow and Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Export Controls, Fmr Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Industry & Analysis, International Trade Administration

Rob Noel

Foreign adversaries are using technology to spy, steal, cheat, and sow authoritarianism around the world. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is ensuring that America counters this with our own diplomatic outreach rooted in principles of trust, democracy, and human rights. There is no one better to lead the education of our next generation of tech diplomats than Keith Krach, who has unmatched experience in both technology and diplomacy. It's an honor to be a part of his mission.

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Rob Noel

Advisory Council Member

President, Washington Writers Network

Hon. DJ Nordquist

The world faces an unprecedented geopolitical competition between capitalist democracies and authoritarian socialists, with technology and innovation on the frontlines. The Krach Institute is working to ensure economic dynamism—powered by trusted technology—prevails, and with it, entrepreneurship, prosperity, rule of law, and human rights.

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Hon. DJ Nordquist

Advisory Council for GTSC Development Finance

Former U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank, Executive Vice President, Economic Innovation Group

Ron Nussle Jr.

The signing of the Abraham Accords and the passing of the CHIPS Act are powerful examples of a new paradigm: Economic and Technology Collaboration is stronger than partisan division and sectarian strife. I was honored to leverage my semiconductor leadership experience to collaborate with Keith at the U.S. Department of State, to improve the Economic Health and National Security of the Semiconductor Value-Chain. I am again looking forward to collaboration in Semiconductors and the Clean Energy Transition to advance freedom and security as an Advisory Council member at the Krach Institute.

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Ron Nussle Jr.

Advisory Council Member

President and COO, New Hope Energy

Dr. Ray O. Johnson

Technology diplomacy has been a cornerstone of diplomacy between nations throughout the years. The United States and the USSR cemented agreements during the Cold War that helped keep the war from widening and enabled diplomats to keep talking. Today, innovation and technology are viewed as critical elements of economic development, which is important to every nation.

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Dr. Ray O. Johnson

Advisory Council Member

CEO, Technology Innovation Institute; Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

Robert O’Brien

As has always been the case in America, private companies are the lead innovators and researchers keeping us one step ahead of global competition. Nowhere is this more evident than the tech sector. I’m proud to be part of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, where they are doing crucial work at the intersection of technology and U.S. foreign policy.

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Robert O’Brien

Advisory Council Member

28th U.S. National Security Advisor

John O’Connor

I am proud to support the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue's mission to advance freedom through trusted technology. The cultivation of tech diplomacy is essential for our nation's diplomats to promote American security and competitiveness.

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John O’Connor

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Board Strategy, Chairman & CEO at JH Whitney Investment Management; Fmr Exec Partner JP Morgan

John Will Ongman

The profound changes to the settled scientific, technological and legal order in the world demand a new way forward in diplomacy. The path is to dig into the scientific, technological, and legal aspects of major diplomatic problems to solve them in a creative, multidisciplinary way. When law, science and technology meet, solutions can be found that are not available from any singular analytical stovepipe.

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John Will Ongman

Advisory Council Member

Managing Principal, Cardinal Crest Solutions

Morgan Ortagus

The peace and prosperity of the future will be secured by advances in technology. It is vital that the United States lead with bold and principled diplomacy to unite free societies and ensure these powerful tools are used to improve the world while preventing our enemies from unleashing even greater terrors. The fate of tomorrow's wars will be determined by how we leverage technological diplomacy today.

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Morgan Ortagus

Advisory Council Member

Founder, Polaris National Security

Bob Murray

Advisory Council Member

COO, Tau Motors

Andrew Pahutski

Russia and China continue to seek means to exploit free-market economies to advance their geopolitical ambitions. These aggressor states utilize economic statecraft to close the technology gap that exists between them and democratic nations. To counter this aggression, the United States must harmonize its Diplomacy, Information, Military, and Economic strategies to protect the technological advantages that have for over a century enabled American prosperity and security. The Krach Institute for Technology Diplomacy serves as a critical conduit in this endeavor for policy makers, industry leaders, and academics to craft and promote solutions to advance America’s foreign policy and national security interests.

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Andrew Pahutski

Advisory Council Member

Vice President for Economic Security, Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

The Hon. Leon Panetta

Advisory Council Member; fmr. Secretary of Defense; director of the CIA; White House Chief of Staff; director of the OMB and U.S. Representative from California

Dr. Sameer Patil

With authoritarian regimes gaining a lead in emerging technologies, it is not only urgent but imperative for like-minded democracies to unite and protect democratic values. The tech-based partnership carved out by these democratic powers will expand their advantage and decisively tilt the balance in their favour. The Global Tech Security Commission (GTSC) can significantly contribute to advancing this effort. India, with its unique civilisational ethos, experience in tackling the China challenge in its closest proximity, and tech power in its own right, will be a significant stakeholder in this engagement. I am, therefore, extremely privileged to be part of the GTSC.

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Dr. Sameer Patil

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for India

Paul Cloutier

I am excited to participate and contribute to this noble cause! My career has blessed me with opportunities to be the part of many technology revolutions, and several needed to be carefully navigated to ensure that the technology was used solely for the benefit of industry, society, and individuals. Most recently, with digital process transformation, digital identity, and cyber-security, I have seen how bad actors can use technology for fraud and to harm individuals (theft, trafficking, smuggling, money laundering, etc.). Through the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, I will endeavor to use this experience and professional network to help stake holders foster, proliferate, and protect innovation for the good of all.

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Paul Cloutier

Advisory Council Member

Senior Director of Sales and Financial Services, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Bob Pearson

Technology can accelerate freedom, develop trust and enable tomorrow’s entrepreneur. It represents an ever-evolving toolbox of applications, techniques, and platforms that require education, perspective and vision, so that technology’s promise drives our future.

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Bob Pearson

Advisory Council Member

Founder & Chair at The Next Practices Group; CEO, The Bliss Group

Jonathan Pelson

It's a pleasure to be able to join such a distinguished group at the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue. New technologies like 5G networks increasingly enable and control every aspect of our lives, and it's critical that we include them in our considerations of how we can secure our freedom and maintain peaceful relationships with countries around the world. Recent events in China, Ukraine and elsewhere demonstrate the importance of reliable, trustworthy networks, and the power of providing or restricting access to technology in the prevention of state aggression in the world. The Institute can play a role in our understanding and successful management of such national security imperatives. 

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Jonathan Pelson

Advisory Council Member

Author, Wireless Wars

Alex Perkins

Advisory Council for GTSC Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Principal, Mehlman Consulting

Gregor Perotto

Bringing the skill of US diplomacy together with the power of the tech industry to create a new category of 'tech statecraft' is a pairing of art and science like never before, and one that -- thanks to the leadership of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue -- will serve to advance democracy, trust and freedom around the world.

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Gregor Perotto

Advisory Council Member

Chief Marketing Officer at Secureframe

Heather Petersen

I am excited to join the Advisory Council at the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy. Leveraging my expertise in technology standards development, it is my desire to make meaningful contributions to the Institute's mission of fostering a comprehensive understanding of crucial emerging technologies and empowering policy makers with informed insights to shape effective policies.

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Heather Petersen

Advisory Council Member

Founder, Watershed Innovations

Ambassador J. Peter Pham

J. Peter Pham served as the first-ever U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel Region of Africa with the personal rank of Ambassador from 2020-2021.

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Ambassador J. Peter Pham

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Prosperity Partnerships

Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council; Former United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and Sahel Regions of Africa, with personal rank of Ambassador Former United States Special Envoy for the Sahel

Angela Phillips Diaz

The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy (KITD) at Purdue offers a unique and timely melding of Silicon Valley strategies, foreign policy tools and technology into tech statecraft which not only is forward thinking but forward leading. History shows Purdue University as a 20th century leader in many fields and dimensions of engineering and science; similarly KITD at Purdue will be acknowledged for its world-renowned leadership and strength that leverages Purdues STEM expertise with policy while demonstrating impact to our country and the world.

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Angela Phillips Diaz

Advisory Council Member

Executive Director, Government Research Relations at University of California, San Diego

Kaushik Pillalamarri

Trusted technology holistically brings together integrity, security, and societal well-being. As we strive to infuse trust into every facet of technology, let us pave the way for a world where innovation seamlessly aligns with ethics, sustainability, and global progress. Together, we embark on a journey to foster widespread awareness and understanding of trusted technology's transformative potential.

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Kaushik Pillalamarri

Corporate Strategy & Entrepreneurship Advisor. Winstron

Former CEO, Smartiply

Pavel Popescu

A mentor told me once: 'Pavel, all abdicated responsibility will be taken by tyrants and used against you'. In a brand new world, where cyber, AI, quantum computing, 5G and disinformation are new battlegrounds where totalitarian regimes are fighting against freedom and democratic values, we, the people of the free world, are obliged to never abdicate from the responsibility to expose and fight against these regimes and the tyrants behind them. Never stop fighting! Never stop protecting our core democratic values! The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is an authentic powerhouse to fight for the freedom of our people, among the best tech and diplomacy experts across our like-minded nations. It honors me to be part of the KITDP family.

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Pavel Popescu

Advisory Council Member

Vice President of the National Liberal Party, MP, Romania

Matt Pottinger

Matt Pottinger

Advisory Council Member

32nd U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor

Lea Gabrielle Potts

The United States stands firm as the global model for the greatness that can be achieved when the people of a nation are free to express their beliefs, advance their talents, and to pursue their passions. Our technological achievements exemplify this, and effective diplomatic outreach is critical to shine a spotlight on this model for the world to see. The incredible technological advancements of our time must be leveraged to further freedom and democratic values, rather than to suppress them as we are seeing in some parts of the world. This is why the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is so vital. Together, we can and must leverage technology to build and maintain peaceful relationships that embrace freedom globally.

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Lea Gabrielle Potts

Advisory Council Member

Former U.S. Special Envoy for Global Engagement and Coordinator of The Global Engagement Center, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Aaron Sean Poynton

At the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, we are united by a vision to bridge technology and policy. Our bipartisan efforts are a proactive step towards a globally integrated and responsible future where technology advances freedom.

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Dr. Aaron Sean Poynton

Advisory Council Member

CEO, Omnipoynt Solutions

Ken Quinn

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Australia

Fmr. Vice-Minister of Defense, Royal Australian Air Force

The Hon. Michael R. Pompeo

Technology is the key battleground in combating totalitarian aggression. By integrating high-tech sector strategies with foreign policy tools, the Krach Institute has emerged as the preeminent global authority on securing freedom through tech statecraft. Its launch of the Global Tech Security Commission is designed to rally like-minded nations, leverage private sector innovation, and build a global trust network to drive the development, protection, and adoption of trusted technology. I'm excited to join their efforts.

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The Hon. Michael R. Pompeo

Advisory Council Member

70th U.S. Secretary of State

David Rader

The defining feature of 21st Century foreign policy is an understanding of how to use all the tools of national power. Never before have economic and national security challenges been so heavily focused on establishing and maintaining supply chain security, critical and emerging technology dominance, and economic resilience. The Krach Institute is the leading forum for senior policymakers, lawmakers, and business leaders to identify, discuss, and create meaningful solutions to America’s most consequential problems. The work done by the Krach Institute will help the US maintain and grow its dominance in these areas; not just for the well-being of the United States, but for the entire free world. It’s an honor to serve on the Advisory Council as we work towards finding solutions which make the world a safer, freer, and more prosperous place.

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David Rader

Advisory Council Member

Fmr Deputy Director, Global Investment and Economic Security at the Department of Defense

Prashanthi Raman

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Cruise

M.R. Rangaswami

As Covid taught us, whether you are a government, a business or a citizen, everyone and everything in the 21st century relies on technology. Trust and peace are the new imperatives and the institute will play a critical role in making the world a safer place.

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M.R. Rangaswami

Advisory Council Member

Founder and Chair, Indiaspora

The Hon. Kimberly Reed

As technology transforms our world at a rapid pace and in extremely powerful ways, the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is at the forefront in ensuring that leaders and influencers are equipped with the knowledge and insights on complex issues and emerging sectors to do what is right for our economic and national security.

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The Hon. Kimberly Reed

Advisory Council Member

Former Chairman, President, and CEO, Export-Import Bank of the United States

David Reingold

Central to our country’s success and security on the global economic, social, and diplomatic stage is a deep understanding and anticipation of emerging technologies. With its commitment to educating policy makers on the implications of rapidly-evolving technologies, the work of the Krach Institute is among the most critical initiatives to advance and protect our national interests.

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David Reingold

Advisory Council Member; Senior Vice President for Policy Planning and Justin S. Morrill Dean of Liberal Arts at Purdue University

Stephen Renna

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Development Finance

Former President, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency); Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo

Jay Richards

Jay Richards

Advisory Council Member

Heritage Foundation

Rick Echevarria

At Intel, our purpose it to create world-changing technology to improve the lives of every person on the planet. We look forward to partnering with the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue to harness our reach around the globe to better society, business and the planet.

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Rick Echevarria

Advisory Council Member

Vice President & General Manager, Intel RISE Technology Initiative

Aaron Ringel

Technology diplomacy is, at its core, the ability to harness creative innovation into tools that promote global freedom and enable collaboration amongst like-minded societies. When nations join together to combat autocracies tech diplomacy is a necessary first step in setting a trust standard by which no country is excluded, and all who agree to its tenants should be welcome. It is this trust standard in tech diplomacy that binds nations together and I am proud to join with some of our nation's top experts at The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy in its mission to provide the training and expertise necessary to advance freedom.

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Aaron Ringel

Advisory Council Member

Fmr. Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs

Mark Rosenblatt

I am honored to join the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy advisory board at Purdue. Our country’s leadership both needs and depends on a deep understanding of how technology drives our military, economy, and world position. The Krach Institute can help bridge understanding gaps and provide thought leadership on national strategy and policy. The Krach Institute understands that sustained technology leadership is critical to reverse the global democratic decline and supporting Western values. I am honored to take part in that effort.

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Mark Rosenblatt

Advisory Council Member

Founder & CEO, Rationalwave Capital Partners

Amanda Rothschild

America’s national security depends on strong and effective technology strategy, diplomacy, and policy. As the Chinese Communist Party seeks to displace the United States as the world’s preeminent power across this and other competitive domains, the Krach Institute’s commitment to advancing U.S. and allied technological security and cooperation is vitally important.

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Amanda Rothschild

Advisory Council Member

Former Special Assistant to the President

Lori Rowley

Technology continues to propel each of us into new areas of knowledge and opportunity. It is an honor to be a part of Purdue’s Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy as it leads the way in educating and informing government leaders about emerging technologies, giving them the necessary tools to employ this knowledge across the globe for good, especially for freedom and opportunity.

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Lori Rowley

Advisory Council Member

Managing Member, LGR Strategies

Teuta Sahatqija

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Prosperity Partnerships

Ambassador, Women in Tech Kosovo; Former Ambassador and Consul General of Kosovo in New York; Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo

Ambassador Nathan Sales

At a time when the Chinese Communist Party seeks to displace the United States as the world's leading power, it's more important than ever that America maintains our technological superiority. The Krach Institute is mobilizing policymakers, the private sector, and thought leaders to ensure the United States and our allies win the technological competition.

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Ambassador Nathan Sales

Advisory Council Member

Former US Department of State Acting Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

Ambassador Carla Sands

If freedom is to survive and prosper, it will require the sacrifice, the effort and the thoughtful attention of every citizen. - John F. Kennedy

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Ambassador Carla Sands

Advisory Council Member

Vice Chair, Center for Energy & Environment, America First Policy Institute

Dr. Nadia Schadlow

It is an honor to serve as an advisor to America's first "tech tank." The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue understands that technology is a key driver of political and economic developments. America's ability to innovate, harness, and deploy technologies that support free markets and liberty are among the most important challenges we face as a nation. Similar challenges face our allies and partners around the world. The Institute combines the principles of Keith Krach's Clean Network, combined with Purdue's extraordinary engineering and scientific expertise, to advance ideas to ensure that America, its Allies, and its partners, remain strong and free well into the future.

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Dr. Nadia Schadlow

Advisory Council Member; fmr. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy and Assistant to the President of the United States

Joseph Schmelzeis

Technical innovation is the two-edged sword that can be used to advance or deny freedom – this tension is displayed dramatically in the Indopacific region. I’m honored to support the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue and its vision of working with policymakers to ensure that technology advances freedom worldwide.

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Joseph Schmelzeis

Advisory Council Member

Former Senior Advisor to the US Ambassador to Japan

Jim Schwab

Awareness of the truly extensive and global nature of our supply chain has never been higher as the pandemic caused major disruptions in the flow and availability of goods worldwide. Therefore, fundamental and foundational to a winning global tech security strategy is the establishment of a trusted, transparent, and secure global supply chain network whose participants are all aligned against the key values of freedom and democracy and are dedicated to the development of the trusted relationships that make it all work.

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Jim Schwab

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Supply Chains, Fmr Director of Management Strategy & Solutions, US Dept of State; Founding Partner, Crimstone Partners

Steve Scully

In our often highly polarized political environment, the bipartisan work of the Krach Institute is more important than ever before. Our country’s future is dependent on American-made technology in a rapidly changing global economy. I look forward to the collaborative work and sharp expertise of the Advisory Board to insure we meet these complex geopolitical challenges.

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Steve Scully

Advisory Council Member

Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center & Host, SIRIUS XM POTUS

Joe Semsar

America fueled tech innovation in the 20th century. To continue to reap the benefits that come with tech advancements, we must continue to lead—both in research, development, and innovation and, as importantly, in defining the principles and values for leveraging these technologies globally. To do this, our nation's leaders must foster an environment where tech can succeed here at home, while ensuring our diplomats abroad are clear-eyed as to how foundational and emerging technologies should and should not be leveraged and are skilled at advancing tech-objectives for freedom and prosperity. 

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Joe Semsar

Advisory Council Member

Head of Consumer, Retail, and Wellness Capital Markets, NYSE

Kazuhisa Shimada

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Japan

Fmr. Vice-Minister of Defense

James Shinn

Commercial diplomacy is essential in forging the coalition of like-minded countries to ensure that the design, testing, and fielding of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems support democratic principles.

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James Shinn

Advisory Council Member

Director, Seek.ai

Ting Gootee

Advisory Council Member

President and CEO, TechPoint

Lita Shon-Roy

I am honored to be on the Advisory Council of the Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue. It is not only timely but essential that an organized effort be formed to help US policymakers understand technology and associated trends in an unbiased forum. It is equally important that technologists understand the impact of their innovations on society and gain a new perspective on the positive role policy can play in developing and deploying technology. The Center’s mission to build this bridge is essential to the future of US’ semiconductor industry.

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Lita Shon-Roy

Advisory Council Member

President & CEO, TECHCET

Harsh Shringla

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for India, Fmr Indian Ambassador to US

Sir Iain Duncan Smith

As we in the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China have shown, there has never been a more important time to come together as democracies to focus on China. That is why efforts like the Global Tech Security Commission are so important. I’m looking forward to getting to work, ensuring that technology advances a level playing field for all, and protects our cherished freedoms.

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Sir Iain Duncan Smith

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for United Kingdom, Member of Parliament United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dr. Rob Spalding

With the growth of the Internet has come an evolution in the connectedness of people across the globe. This has led to policy and governance issues that require understanding of the norms and principles of free nations as well as the technology that influences them today. Government is wholly incapable of navigating these issues alone, and authoritarian regimes are driving technology and policies towards their desired outcomes. To preserve liberty the Global Tech Security Commission and other private and public institutions must work together to derive both technology standards and policies, or watch as the world continues its descent towards authoritarianism.

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Dr. Rob Spalding

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for 5G and 6G, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret), CEO of SEMPRE, Author of Stealth War and War Without Rules

Scott Sperling

Scott Sperling

Advisory Council Member

Co-President, Thomas H. Lee Partners

David Spirk

The U.S. cannot assume any advantage in the AI arms race. To keep up with pacing threats including China, Washington must both accelerate the innovation pipeline and build end-user confidence in AI, through robust testing and validation offered by the private sector. Failure to do so would put the U.S. at a severe disadvantage.

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David Spirk

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Fmr Chief Data Officer, USSOCOM, US DOD; Sr Counselor, Palantir

Dan Spokojny

Founder & CEO

fp21

Jim Steele

Jim Steele

Advisory Council Member

President, Global Strategic Customers, Salesforce

Dave Stilwell

The National Defense Strategy calls the People’s Republic of China the 'Pacing Threat', in large part because most of the US government outside Defense has been trying to cooperate with China, while Beijing has long called the US 'the high-tech enemy.' The Global Tech Security Commission is an important step toward putting the relationship on an appropriate footing; the US must stop helping the PRC defeat us.

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Dave Stilwell

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Defense, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Henry Stoever

I applaud the commission’s focused mission to develop a global tech security strategy designed to rally and unify like-minded countries, leverage the innovation and resources of the private sector, and build a global network to develop, protect, and adopt trusted technologies.

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Henry Stoever

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Education, CEO, Assoc. of Governing Boards of Universities (AGB); CMO, Nat'l. Assoc. of Corp. Directors

John Stone

Driving innovation in science and technology is a strategic advantage to the U.S. and its allies. Now more than ever, we must bridge the gap between innovators and policymakers, ensuring decisions are informed and timely. This collaboration will stimulate the creation of trusted technologies and reliable supply chains necessary for addressing humanity’s most pressing challenges. As part of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, I am proud to contribute to our mission of navigating global complexities and improving lives worldwide.

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John Stone

Advisory Council Member

Former Executive Vice President and Subsidiary Board Member, Amkor Technology, Inc

Rob Strayer

The Commission will provide timely and essential strategic advice to the United States and other governments as they seek to secure the benefits of emerging technologies for their citizens against the backdrop of challenges to market-based competition, the rule of law, and free flows of information.

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Rob Strayer

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Lawfare, Executive Vice President of Policy, Information Technology Industry Council

Ambassador John Sullivan

I was honored to serve with Keith Krach at the State Department and am now delighted to join him and the team at the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy in their vital work. Technological innovation has been a driving force of American prosperity since the founding of our republic. In the interconnected world of the twenty-first century, technology and diplomacy will be vital to defending the United States and insuring its continued peace and prosperity.

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Ambassador John Sullivan

Advisory Council Member

Fmr. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Fmr. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce; Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to Russia

Matthew Swift

I am honored to support Keith and the excellent team at the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue as an Advisory Council Member. Keith has always been a visionary, looking into the future to address the problems of tomorrow today. His ability to unite bi-partisan support from leaders from across the public and private sectors in common cause with the Trust Doctrine is truly impressive. There is an urgent need to protect freedom and advance democratic principles globally. I have had the privilege of working with Keith, as well as the new Director Michelle Giuda, to elevate and advance these issues through my work at Concordia. I stand ready to support Keith and Michelle in carrying this important mission forward.

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Matthew Swift

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder & CEO, Concordia

Peter T. Metzger

It is both an honor and privilege to be able to continue to serve the United States’ as part of this innovative approach to foreign policy. Having served as a career Marine officer I have a keen appreciation for technology enabled solutions such as the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy. This organization serves as a beacon for future diplomatic initiatives that will allow the United States to defeat its adversaries and maintain its global leadership role.

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Peter T. Metzger

Advisory Council Member

Senior Advisor and Managing Director with ZRG Partners

Audrey Tang

As a new member of the Global Tech Security Commission, we are committed to working with all stakeholders, especially on open and collaborative R&D, democratization of AI, privacy, and cybersecurity standards. We look forward to engaging in inclusive co-creation that leads to digital resilience for all.

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Audrey Tang

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Taiwan, Fmr. Minister of Digital Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Yasuhiko Taniwaki

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Japan

Former Vice-Minister of Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC); Executive Vice President, Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

Jake Taylor

Making complex quantum systems work is the type of challenge that engineers live for — and one that makes a big difference in the world. From foundational science discoveries to combating climate change, quantum engineers are going to build the systems that enable a new range of technologies if we put in the work today, in growing the foundations and depth of the field and the community.

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Jake Taylor

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Quantum and Advanced Computing, Chief Science Officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

John Teichert

For many years from afar, I have admired Keith Krach and the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University. Recently, I have been fortunate to be drawn closer to this impressive orbit as a part of the ongoing Global Tech Security Commission led by the Krach Institute and the Atlantic Council. I have been thoroughly impressed with the rigor that is being applied by the commission to craft and implement a global tech security strategy to secure a free, open, prosperous and secure international order. I am deeply honored and privileged to be a part of that commission and this advisory council.

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John Teichert

Advisory Council Member GTSC for Defense

Former Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for International Affairs

Rob Theis

As Digital Innovation proliferates the World via Open Source, all countries must find means to adopt and contribute to this initiative in a manner that safely benefits the progress of society.

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Rob Theis

Advisory Council Member

General Partner and Chief Investment Officer, World Innovation Lab

Travis Thul

There is no more important mission for the United States than reclaiming our heritage as the world’s leader in technology and manufacturing. Through reinvesting in domestic technology ecosystems, strategically building supply chains with international allies and partners, and obviating the technological leverage of malign international actors, the United States can again lead through innovation. The Krach Institute is on the leading edge of this mission and is a pioneer in building the future for America’s technology diplomacy.

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Travis Thul

Advisory Council Member

Senior Fellow and the Director of Operations for the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute (TLI)

Liza Tobin

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Development Finance

Director for Economy, Special Competitive Studies Project

Eric Toda

Technology can be the great equalizer that lifts us all if we build responsibly and equitably. I'm honored to be a part of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy to help advise on how we can achieve this goal.

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Eric Toda

Advisory Council Member

Global Head of Social Marketing, Meta and Founder & Head, Meta Prosper

Ambassador Bill Todd

Ambassador Bill Todd

Advisory Council Member

Former Acting Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

Quinn Tran

Technology, when used for Good, can lift humanity and advance freedom in meaningful ways. I am honored to serve as a member of the advisory council to contribute to the cause.

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Quinn Tran

Advisory Council Member

Board Member, Advisor Technology Executive, Grape.ag

William Treanor

I am honored to join the advisory council for the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue. More than ever, lawyers and policymakers need to have a deep understanding of the ways technology and law intersect and how digital tools are shaping twenty-first century practice. At Georgetown Law, we are pushing the tech policy conversation forward through training that demonstrates the inextricable links between technology advances and diplomatic matters. Our mission is synergistic with the work of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy, which is establishing itself as the leader in using trusted technologies to advance freedom. I applaud Keith Krach for his leadership of this extraordinary initiative, and I look forward to being part of the Institute's efforts.

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William Treanor

Advisory Council Member

Executive Vice President and Dean of the Georgetown Law Center and Paul Regis Dean Leadership Chair

Alan Turfe

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy stands as a beacon of collaboration and innovation. By seamlessly integrating education into its mission, the institute empowers the next generation of leaders to harness technology for the greater good. As we navigate the complexities of a digital world, let us remember that knowledge is our most powerful tool, and the Krach Institute lights the path toward a future where technology serves humanity.

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Alan Turfe

Advisory Council Member

Managing Director and EVP, Crossover Solutions Inc.; Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Western Michigan University

Matt Turpin

Matt Turpin

Advisory Council Member for GTSC Defense

Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former U.S. National Security Council’s Director for China and Former Senior Advisor on China to the Secretary of Commerce

Yigal Unna

Today, the most critical infrastructure to protect - is Democracy. It is too fragile and vulnerable from growing cyber threats as open liberal societies depend more than ever on digitaziation and on public opinion. We need to join forces and unite against forces who target this precious asset.

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Yigal Unna

Advisory Council Member

Former Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate

Aneena Urbanek

Innovation and excellence in science and technology is a strategic advantage to the US and its allies in emerging tech sectors. Connecting like-minded groups to accelerate the development of commercially viable cutting-edge technology has never been more important than the present to address and overcome the challenges facing humanity today. Fundamental to this process is reducing the knowledge and experience gaps between innovators and policymakers leading to more informed decisions and ultimately driving results which positively impact the lives of everyone at a global level.

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Aneena Urbanek

Advisory Council Member

V.P. Sales and Strategic Business Development, LLNA

Samuel Visner

As cyberspace has become an important component of the international system, rival ideologies about cybersecurity and exercise of power in cyberspace require us to understand how cybersecurity is harnessed in service to various countries’ national interests and strategies. It’s vital that we bring sound policy analysis to our understanding of how cyber is remaking the international system, and what will be the role of our country and its partners and allies- in sustaining our interests in that system. The convergence of space and cyber systems and the dramatic growth of the global space economy make even more urgent our development of this understanding

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Samuel Visner

Advisory Council Member

Chair, Board of Directors, Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Thuy Vu

Thuy Vu

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder and CEO, Global Mentor Network

Matt Vuckov

I am honored to be a part of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy and to be able to play a role in advancing technology diplomacy. The intersection of technology, academia, and policy is an important place to be during this pivotal moment and I am excited to participate in driving this conversation forward and am looking forward to using our platform to create opportunities for people to contribute in meaningful ways.

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Matt Vuckov

Advisory Council Member

President and CEO, TalentCraft

Roger W. Robinson Jr.

Keith Krach is a dynamic, visionary force of nature who is dedicated to the transformation of U.S. technology and financial competitiveness globally, while advancing national security-mindedness, particularly vis a vis our leading adversaries. It's an honor to join him in forging a pivotal role for the Institute in this much-needed, historic undertaking.

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Roger W. Robinson Jr.

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Capital Markets, Former Sr. Director, NSC; Former Chairman U.S.-China Economic & Security Commission

Dr. Arthur Waldron

We must stand firm for the freedom of all humanity.

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Dr. Arthur Waldron

Advisory Council Member

Lauder Professor of International Relations, The University of Pennsylvania

Charity Wallace

Advisory Council for GTSC Development Finance

Aerospace Department Chair & Director of the Active Aeroelasticity and Structures Research Laboratory, University of Michigan

Mike Waltz

It’s critical to our national security that we come together to develop solutions to counter the Chinese Communist Party’s technological rise. I’m thrilled to serve alongside fellow lawmakers on the Global Tech Security Commission to ensure we deliver recommendations that can be applied by both our government and allies around the world to ensure democracies maintain a technological edge and safeguards freedom over authoritarian adversaries.

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Mike Waltz

Advisory Council Member

U.S. Representative for Florida

R “Ray” Wang

The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy is pioneering a strategic discipline known as tech statecraft that deftly anticipates exponential advances in technology and crafts the appropriate foreign policies that advance democracy from a position of trust.

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R “Ray” Wang

Advisory Council Member

Principal Analyst & Founder of Constellation Research, Inc.

Don Wetekam

With technology advancing at an unprecedented and ever-increasing rate, the need for effective tech diplomacy and policy has never been more vital to the advancement of democratic principles around the globe and to our national security. I am honored to be part of the important contributions the Krach Institute is making in this arena.

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Don Wetekam

International Advisory Council Member

Brock Executive in Residence, Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma

President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr.

It’s an honor to serve as an advisor to the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue. As the head of state for the Republic of Palau, I witness firsthand the struggle for supremacy among those with economic, strategic, or military interest in the Indo-Pacific region. Palau remains a close ally of the United States and a voice for the democratic rule of law against authoritarian regimes. Technology will play a critical role in the enduring freedom of our region, and I’m proud to partner with Krach Institute to foster our shared ideals.

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President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr.

International Advisory Council Member

President, Republic of Palau

Barry A. Wiegler

It’s a Herculean mission to nurture and harness the use of rapidly accelerating technologies for the good, prosperity and ultimately the freedom of mankind while safeguarding these technologies from potentially catastrophic use by bad actors. At the forefront is the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue (KITDP), providing focus, research, education and urgency in bi-partisan collaboration between private and public sectors globally. Under Keith Krach’s leadership KITDP is destined for exceptional success and am honored to help support the Institute’s work.

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Barry A. Wiegler

Advisory Council Member

Founder and Fmr CEO, Sourcing Industry Group

Shaun Wiggins

Technology exists to help enable societal aspirations in achieving the freedom to live, love and learn. More than at any point in history, technology offers us all the potential to be better and to do better. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy is an innovative organization that is turning the eyes of America’s protectors to critical technologies that can improve the human condition, while ensuring our country’s safety and security. I am proud to have been selected to be part of the Institute's mission.

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Shaun Wiggins

Advisory Council Member

Co-Founder & CEO, Soteryx Corp.

Maggie Wilderotter

I think it's really important what the Krach Institute is doing on technology and diplomacy because the two things have to go together to make it work correctly. And it's not just saying technology, diplomacy. You have to teach people how to do that. I think being an intentional learner as well as intentional in terms of the institute's ability to help people learn about diplomacy and the right application of technology is extremely important.

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Maggie Wilderotter

Advisory Council Member

Chairman & CEO, Grand Reserve Inn

Dave Wilezol

The Chinese Communist Party has already proven adept at exploiting technology to spy on, steal from, and threaten Americans. America's security, economic prosperity, and global standing depends in large part on making sure the CCP cannot control the commanding heights of critical technologies and expand its techno-authoritarianism around the globe. I'm proud to join the Krach Institute Advisory Council to help ensure that the world's tech ecosystems are purpose-built conduits for freedom, national security, and prosperity.

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Dave Wilezol

Advisory Council Member

Seventh Floor Strategies

Clete Willems

Advisory Council for GTSC Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Partner, Akin

Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson

Advisory Council Member

Vice President of Government Affairs, MediaTek USA

Liz Wiseman

The technology that permeates every facet of our lives can either be used as a tool for freedom and empowerment or wielded as an instrument for control and domination. We need leaders who understand both the potential and perils of technology and can direct these powerful tools toward the creation of a safer, more vibrant world.

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Liz Wiseman

Advisory Council Member

CEO of The Wiseman Group and author of Multipliers, Rookie Smarts and Impact Players

John Wood

John Wood

Advisory Council Member

Vice Chairman, Hendrick and Struggles

Tadao Yanase

As the technology competition with countries of particular concern has become increasingly serious from the strategic viewpoint, it becomes more important than ever to explore and share the strategic plan among the like-minded countries, I am very honored to contribute to developing the strategy on how Japan and its allies should meet this challenge as a Commissioner for Japan of the Global Tech Security Commission.

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Tadao Yanase

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for Japan, Sr. EVP, NTT; Former Vice Minister of METI; Exec Secretary to Prime Ministers Aso & Abe

Dr. C. Y. David Yang

Technology should be used to improve the quality of our lives and better our world. Mission of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue embraces that fundamental, and yet important concept. I am honored to contribute to the work of the Institute by serving on its Advisory Council.

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Dr. C. Y. David Yang

Advisory Council Member

President and Executive Director, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Todd Young

In the wake of enactment of my CHIPS and Science Act and as we continue to counter the Chinese Communist Party, it is more important than ever to bring together stakeholders on key technology issues to facilitate research and recommendations that advance our economic and national security.

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Todd Young

Advisory Council Member

U.S. Senator for Indiana

Dr. Miles Yu

Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue and Global Tech Security Commission plays a critical, bi-partisan role in challenging and defeating the Chinese Communist Party’s dictatorship that is greatly enabled and empowered by modern technologies and sophisticated tools of repression and aggression.  

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Dr. Miles Yu

Advisory Council Member

GTSC Commissioner for China Expertise, Principal China Policy Advisor to US Secy. of State; Professor, U.S. Naval Academy

Roger Zakheim

At the heart of sustaining peace and prosperity, is ensuring the United States leads the world in advancing freedom. In the 21st century, the future of freedom will depend on unleashing America’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.

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Roger Zakheim

Advisory Council Member

Director, Ronald Reagan Institute

Adrian Zuckerman

The bedrock of freedom and democracy is truth, free speech and transparency. I am proud to work with the Krach Institute to advance the values of democracy through effectively communicating the realities of technology, energy and climate change. Communist, socialist and authoritarian states undermine democracy and individual rights and freedoms. The national security interests of the United States and like minded democracies are impaired if the disinformation and propaganda of such authoritarian regimes is not exposed.

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Adrian Zuckerman

Advisory Council Member

Former U.S. Ambassador to Romania