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Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Cybersecurity of Space-Based Assets and Why this is Important

On a recent joint Georgetown and Atlantic Council masters' class, GeoTech Director Dr. David Bray shared his insights on the seminar's question: "Cybersecurity of Space-Based Assets and Why This Is Important." This masters' class also featured GeoTech Fellows and experts Dr. William Jeffrey, Chuck Brooks, and Dr. Divya Chander.

In the News by the GeoTech Center

Cybersecurity Entrepreneurship

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Saudi Gazette covered empowerME’s Igniting Women’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Saudi Arabia workshop

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Princess Reema tells Saudi women entrepreneurs to dream big

On June 23, 2021 the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop featuring a keynote fireside chat with Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud, which was moderated by US Embassy Riyadh Chargé D’Affaires Martina Strong, and a panel discussion with Endeavor Saudi Arabia Managing Director Lateefa Alwaalan, 500 Startups MENA Partner Amal Dokhan, S&P Global Chief Public & Government Affairs Officer Courtney Geduldig, and UPS Vice President for Community Relations Esther Ndichu, which was moderated by empowerME Director and Resident Senior Fellow Amjad Ahmad.

MENASource by Stefanie H. Ali

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

No longer neglected: DAS Cook forecasts more robust engagement with Africa under the Biden administration

Speaking at an Atlantic Council event as part of the Africa Center’s African Conversations Series hosted by Africa Center Director Amb. Rama Yade, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ms. Akunna Cook promised a turnaround in US-Africa relations under the Biden administration, avoiding the “neglect” shown in recent years and in contrast embracing African nations as partners across critical global challenges.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Can AgriTech entrepreneurs save the Middle East’s food supply?

On June 9, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and empowerME Initiative hosted a private, on-the-record roundtable. Read the key takeaways.

GeoTech Cues by Hezha Barzani and Matthew Goodman

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Wed, May 26, 2021

Atlantic Council releases landmark recommendations on the geopolitical impacts of new technologies

Findings based on bipartisan study groups of U.S. government officials and senior figures in tech industry.

Press Release

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Tue, May 25, 2021

Mali coup: White House official calls for ‘unconditional and immediate’ release of president and prime minister

Speaking at the Atlantic Council's Africa Day celebration, White House official Dana Banks responded to topical issues in African affairs, including the coup in Mali, calling for "the unconditional and immediate release of the president and the prime minister."

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, May 25, 2021

Yade joins the House Foreign Affairs Committee to speak on African innovation and leadership

To mark the occasion of Africa Day, Africa Center Director Amb. Rama Yade joined the US House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, May 25 for a roundtable on African entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership and how to build stronger US-Africa ties.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Economy & Business

Mon, May 3, 2021

How does big tech impact U.S. national security?

Tarun Wadhwa, Nonresident Fellow at the GeoTech Center, participated in a recent Foreign Affairs survey on the relationship between big tech companies and US national security.

In the News by Borja Prado

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

The Role of the Private Sector in Catalyzing Inclusive Economic Opportunities in the Northern Triangle

Introduction As in every democratic country in the world, the private sector in Central America’s Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) has a central role in generating employment, driving economic growth, and spurring innovation. But in a region plagued by one of the highest levels of economic informality, weak government institutions, and pervasive corruption, […]

Issue Brief by María Fernanda Bozmoski and Domingo Sadurní

Americas Entrepreneurship


Wed, Jul 28, 2021

How modern CIOs innovate for impact

Online Event A GeoTech Hour discussing how to drive cultural change for enterprises and discuss what it is like to steer, lead, and shape IT and organizations in the federal realm.

12:00pm Cybersecurity Digital Policy Entrepreneurship Technology & Innovation