As new topics such as chips, 6G, AI, autonomy, digital health, and advanced manufacturing take center stage in foreign policy, the time has arrived for a clear mission on tech diplomacy, stresses Mung Chiang, Purdue executive vice president for strategic initiatives and the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering. In a 2021 Forbes article, he shares that a U.S.-led tech diplomacy agenda can usher in international standards and coalitions that advance freedom, safeguard democracy, sustain industry vibrancy and protect human rights.

Read the entire piece here: ‘The Era of Tech Diplomacy Is Here’

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With Americans’ significant dependence on foreign countries for raw materials and gases, Mung Chiang, Purdue executive vice president for strategic initiatives and the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, says there is an urgent need to build and equip U.S. semiconductor manufacturing factories. In a recent Forbes article, he showcases how Purdue is anticipating the future need for trained engineers in this field by offering a new master’s degree in semiconductors and microelectronics, as well as an undergraduate minor and several online certificates.

Read the entire piece here: ‘Our Silicon Moment’

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