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Event description

On Monday, August 30, 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 third in a private three-part series focused on international Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), which will culminate in the publication of a report this fall.

The goal of the report is to examine changes in the composition, methods, and structures of SDOs, with an eye towards U.S.- China competition. In particular, the GeoTech Center will analyze U.S. and Chinese engagement with standards bodies and examine how SDOs may affect – or be affected by – geopolitics. During this third and final roundtable in the series, we will emphasize foresight and future strategy for positive engagement with SDOs by the U.S. and its allies. We invite you to join us and share your expertise and perspectives on this topic.


Dame Wendy Hall
Regius Professor of Computer Science
University of Southampton;
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Paul Saffo
Adjunct Professor
Stanford University School of Engineering;
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Craig N. Murphy, PhD.
Betty Freyhof Johnson ’44 Professor of Political Science
Wellesley University

Pam Dixon
Founder and Executive Director
World Privacy Forum

Hosted by

David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council