The Hon. Manisha Singh

As a former Assistant Secretary at the U.S. State Department, I saw first hand the critical intersection between technology and diplomacy. In a world where technology is no longer a separate industry, but rather the foundation of every industry, we should work with global partners to ensure that tech is a positive force for global citizens, especially the most vulnerable. The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is at the center of promoting this idea.

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The Hon. Manisha Singh

Senior Visiting Fellow

Former Assistant Secretary of State

Nathan Picarsic

Senior Visiting Fellow

Co-founder, Horizon Advisory

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

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

Scott Friedman

Technology is the bedrock for all future diplomatic engagement. Whether it be transformational hardware, labor force participation or value generated from digital assets — how the world comes together, or moves apart, will be determined by how nations come to terms with these defining features of the next generation.

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Scott Friedman

Senior Visiting Fellow

Former Senior Policy Advisor to the House Committee on Homeland Security

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

Sean Cairncross

There are competing international development models and worldviews, and technology is a key component in both. The American development model deploys technology to support developing nations’ self-determination and improve peoples’ lives. Competing development models use technology as a means of control, robbing nations of their sovereignty. Diplomatic engagement is vital to clarify the different development paths nations face — and to build lasting partnerships that improves lives, increases opportunity, and fosters freedom across the globe.

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Sean Cairncross

Senior Visiting Fellow

Former Chief Executive Officer
Millennium Challenge Corporation

Emily de La Bruyère

Senior Visiting Fellow

Co-founder, Horizon Advisory

The Hon. Rajendra Abhyankar

The robust use of technology in international affairs will define the future practice of diplomacy and, more importantly, the strength of democracy, human rights and prosperity in the US and the democratic world.

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The Hon. Rajendra Abhyankar

Senior Visiting Fellow

Former Indian Ambassador to the European Union

Dr. Kaush Arha

Trusted Connectivity represents the Free World framework to meet global digital and infrastructure demands. It offers continuity, consistency and complementarity across individual national and regional trust and connectivity initiatives including EU’s Global Gateway, Three Seas Initiative (3SI), Blue Dot Network, Africa Agenda 2063, ASEAN Connectivity Master Plan, etc.

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Dr. Kaush Arha

Senior Visiting Fellow

Former Senior Advisor for Strategic Engagement and Clear Choice Coordinator at the U.S. Agency for International Development