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Technology Is The Message: How Tech Diplomacy Is Transforming the International System – ASciNA Virtual Talk



Technology Is The Message: How Tech Diplomacy Is Transforming the International System


Martin Rauchbauer
Martin Rauchbauer

Martin Rauchbauer is the Founder of the Tech Diplomacy Network in San Francisco and the Executive Director at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside. His expertise is at the intersection of diplomacy, arts, technology, and the environment. Martin served for two years as Austria’s first Tech Ambassador in Silicon Valley. During more than five years as Head of Open Austria and Austrian Consul in San Francisco, he shaped the emerging field of tech diplomacy, engaged in transatlantic digital diplomacy and digital human rights. He also developed digital humanism as a strategic focus of Austrian foreign policy. Martin initiated Open Austria’s “Art + Tech Lab”, and co-founded the European art + tech + policy initiative “The Grid”.

You can find Martin Rauchbauer on X / Twitter: @mrauchbauer


Artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and biotechnology are having a profound impact on our values, institutions, and norms. Some of these disruptions have a global reach. While new technologies have become a determining factor in international relations and have changed the geopolitical landscape, the global tech industry has emerged as a new actor in foreign policy and given birth to a new practice. In Silicon Valley, tech diplomacy has emerged as a nascent field connecting governments, civil society, and global tech companies and could be a useful new path for tackling global challenges.

Date & Time

Friday, November 10, 6 – 7pm CET


Zoom link will be provided after registration on the online event page (click “Access the event”).


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