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Event description

On Wednesday, June 23, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center will convene our Action Council and Fellows, along with policymakers, academics, and engineers, for a discussion on the relationship between international technology standards organizations and geopolitics. This conversation will be the first in a private three-part series focused on standards organizations, which will culminate in the publication of a report this fall.

The goal of the report is to communicate why the United States must prioritize working with transatlantic allies to populate international standard setting bodies for major technologies. To that end, the GeoTech Center will map existing international standards setting bodies that focus on technology and data and analyze changes in these bodies’ composition, methods, and structure with an eye towards geopolitical implications. We invite you to join us and share your expertise and perspectives on this topic.

Hosted by

David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Melissa Flagg
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council


Eleanor “Nell” Watson
Chair, ECPAIS Transparency Experts Focus Group; Vice-Chair, P7001 Transparency of Autonomous Systems

Jonathan Coopersmith, PhD.
Professor, Department of History
Texas A&M University