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US Leadership in Tech Diplomacy: A Conversation with Ambassador Nathaniel C. Fick

Episode Notes

Freedom, prosperity, and security are increasingly interconnected with technology. Nathaniel C. Fick’s role as the inaugural United States ambassador at large for cyberspace and digital policy is a testament to our current age of rapidly developing technology—and how the State Department views various implications for foreign policy.

What does US international leadership in tech diplomacy mean? How does the State Department plan to increase its capacity and influence the international arena in cyber, digital freedom, telecommunications, and emerging technology policy? What are the priorities, opportunities, and hazards in expanding America’s role in tech diplomacy? What is required for success?

Ambassador Fick graduated from Dartmouth College and earned his MPA and MBA from Harvard. He completed combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq before becoming a think tank leader and tech entrepreneur.

Please join Hudson Institute Asia-Pacific Security Chair Dr. Patrick Cronin for a conversation with Ambassador Fick on the intersection of strategy, technology, and diplomacy.