The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy is on a global mission – here’s what to know
China’s Communist Party has long been stealing U.S. technology and research and buying influence in developing nations to overthrow the U.S. as the number one spot in the world. To combat this threat, a Silicon Valley legend teamed up with powerhouse technology and policy experts to form a groundbreaking new think tank. Their mission is no easy task — to stop key technologies from falling into the hands of authoritarian governments — particularly the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
In September 2021, Silicon Valley veteran-turned globetrotting former State Department Under Secretary for Economics Keith Krach joined forces with Mung Chiang and Bonnie Glick — fellow experts in the technology and policy arenas — to form the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University. The institute helps educate U.S. and global policymakers on critical technologies and how to guard those technologies against exploitation by countries like China and Russia.