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 Coronavirus World as it Looks from Singapore Today | Leadership Webinar Series – featuring The Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, Dr. Ayesha Khanna and the Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, Dr. Parag Khanna on July 15, 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.





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October 2019

Revolutionizing Content: A Conversation with Facebook and the Washington Institute

October 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PeaceTech Lab, 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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November 2019

The Robot of the Year Competition (Singapore)

November 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Washington Institute will support the annual Robot of the Year competition. The 2019 competition will be held in Singapore from November 17-18.

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June 2020

Leadership in Challenging Times: Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic (Webinar)

June 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Washington Institute is proud to serve as the private sector partner of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, a bipartisan commission chartered by the U.S. Congress focused on the internet and cybersecurity issues. On June 2, the Commission published its first white paper on cybersecurity lessons from the Coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about the Commission and read the white paper here. On June 4, the Washington Institute will host a leadership webinar in conjunction with the Commission focused on the white…

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Washington Institute Leadership Webinar: The Return of Sports

June 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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July 2020

Washington Institute Leadership Webinar: The View from Singapore

July 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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August 2020

Washington Institute Leadership Webinar: International Cooperation on Cybersecurity and Supply Chains

August 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Washington Institute Leadership Webinar: The Role of Sports as a Unifier during the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 27, 2020
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September 2020

Washington Institute Leadership Webinar: Business, Sports and Governance in LATAM

September 9, 2020
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Washington Institute Leadership Webinar: The Road Ahead: Qatar 2022 and US, Mexico, Canada 2026

September 23, 2020
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October 2020

Washington Institute Global Summit

October 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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