Global Technology and Innovation
Events & Podcasts
“Artificial Intelligence in Our Age” | Shaping the World Together Podcast Series – featuring Philippe Nacson on May 7, 2020 (Paris, France)
Technology in the post-Coronavirus World | Shaping the World Together Podcast Series – featuring Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid on May 12, 2020 (Doha, Qatar)
The Evolution of the Internet: Where do we go from here? | Shaping the World Together Podcast Series – featuring Robert Kahn on June 2, 2020 (Reston, Virginia)
Washington Institute Leadership Webinar with the Cyberspace Solarium Commission – featuring Robert Kahn, co-inventor of the Internet, and Christopher Inglis, former Deputy Director, National Security Agency on June 4, 2020
The world’s reliance on technology increases daily. Global technology leaders have paved the way for a more interconnected future. The positive impact of technological innovation in the transformation of business, government, and society is undeniable. However, world leaders and citizens are raising concerns about the challenges presented by these trends. From Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley and from Station F to Zhongguancun, it is becoming clear that traditional approaches to studying, monitoring, and regulating industry are less effective in the technology sector.
The Washington Institute understands that business, government, and society cannot take disjointed approaches to the challenges and opportunities presented by technology and innovation. As a result, the Institute is actively engaged in convening leaders from all three sectors and driving solutions to spur technological development while enhancing the relationship among technology companies, consumers and regulatory agencies.
With executives possessing extensive technological, corporate, government, civil society, and academic backgrounds represented on its leadership team and advisory boards, the Washington Institute has both the knowledge and the network to help world leaders create the most advantageous environment for the technology innovators changing the world as well as those they serve.
Events with local embassies that bring together ambassadors, diplomats and global leaders to discuss the Institute’s signature issues and tangible solutions for problems like trade, which cannot be contained by geographic borders alone
Events with technology executives and leading government officials, designed to break down the silos between our public and private sectors, build a mutual understanding of regulatory issues and promote a spirit of collaboration
Biannual conferences to examine signature issues – for example, how global sports, including the Olympics and World Cup, influence business, government and societal dynamics
Partnerships with prominent, global universities to deliver new research, internship opportunities and joint conferences
Funding for exceptional students involved in the Washington Institute Consortium to pursue careers that focus on the intersection of business, government and society
Three seasoned leaders who serve as spokespeople in the areas of business, government and society as well as representatives for the Institute in the U.S. and abroad
Recognition of individuals and institutions who promote greater cooperation and understanding of signature issues, and who represent business, government, nonprofits, academia or the media
A first-of-its-kind database with contact and logistical information for the Washington, D.C. offices of corporations, government agencies, Congress and nonprofit organizations
Interviews between our founder and world leaders on topics of the day