GLOBAL TECH SECURITY
Applying Trust Principles to advance freedom through Tech Statecraft.
Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue
The success of the Clean Network convinced Krach that US policy makers and diplomatic personnel need to understand how to apply the trust principles and tech-statecraft strategies of the Clean Network to other tech sectors, to ensure that they advance freedom, not undermine it. This gave rise to his founding of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy, along with Co-Founder, Mung Chiang. The mission of the Institute is to advance freedom through tech-statecraft–coupling high-tech sector strategies with foreign policy tools to build a Technology Trust Network that rallies allies, leverages private sector innovation, and promotes democratic trust principles.
CREATED THE FIRST AND ONLY INSTITUTE DEVOTED TO ADVANCING FREEDOM THROUGH TECH STATECRAFT
ASSEMBLED BIPARTISAN BOARD OF LEADERS FROM GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY TO ADVANCE THE INSTITUTE’S MISSION
COUPLING HIGH-TECH SECTOR STRATEGIES WITH FOREIGN POLICY TOOLS TO RALLY ALLIES, LEVERAGE PRIVATE SECTOR INNOVATION, AND PROMOTE DEMOCRATIC TRUST PRINCIPLES
ESTABLISHED THE BIPARTISAN GLOBAL TECH SECURITY COMMISSION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL
Lessons from Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue
A BIPARTISAN APPROACH IS NECESSARY TO COMBAT TECH-AUTHORITARIANISM
One of the most unifying bipartisan issues in government today is our shared understanding that China represents a very real and growing threat to democratic values and the leadership of democratic allies in key technology areas. It is absolutely vital that both parties work together to stand for US leadership and against CCP aggression worldwide.
CONTINUITY OF POLICY FROM ONE ADMINISTRATION TO THE NEXT IS VITAL TO SAFEGUARD US LEADERSHIP AND FREEDOM
Kurt Campbell, the Biden administration’s “Asia Czar” commented that one of the rarest things in government is continuity of programs. Always, a new government comes in and says, I’ve got a better idea. I’m going to it differently. Almost all the work that Keith did at the State Department with respect to trusted networks, the Blue Dot initiative have been followed on in this administration, and in many respects, that’s the highest tribute.
THE CLEAN NETWORK MODEL MUST BE APPLIED TO OTHER TECH SECTORS TO ENSURE THAT TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES FREEDOM
Krach’s Clean Network decisively defeated China’s masterplan to dominate 5G. It also offers a repeatable model that can be applied to other critical tech sectors — like quantum computing, AI, hypersonics, synthetic biology and more, to ensure that new technologies are used to advance freedom — not authoritarianism.
Purdue University Opens Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy in Honor of 2022 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Keith Krach
Institute Co-Founded by Krach and Dr. Mung Chiang, Dean of Purdue College of Engineering, Focused on Advancing Freedom Through the Trust PrincipleLearn More