October 13, 2023
Registration open for Oct. 19 Ambassador Distinguished Lecture at Purdue and Krach Freedom Lecture with Nathaniel C. Fick, U.S. ambassador-at-large for cyberspace and digital policy
Purdue University, through the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, will host Nathaniel C. Fick, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for cyberspace and digital policy, as part of the Ambassador Distinguished Lecture Series and Krach Institute Freedom Lecture Oct. 19 at the Purdue Memorial Union.
Prior to being sworn in as a U.S. ambassador, Fick was CEO of cybersecurity software company Endgame and an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he worked with management teams to build technology businesses. Earlier in his career, Fick served as a Marine Corps infantry and reconnaissance officer, including combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. His book about that experience, “One Bullet Away,” was a New York Times bestseller.
The conversation with Fick will be moderated by Keith Krach, former U.S. undersecretary of state and Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue chairman and co-founder.
Fick will participate in a networking session and light breakfast at 10 a.m., followed by the lecture from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Both events will be held in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom and are open to Purdue faculty, staff and students.
Tickets are free and available to the first 250 people who register here.
About Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue
The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is the world’s preeminent trusted technology accelerator. As the leader of a new category of tech diplomacy, the institute integrates technology expertise, Silicon Valley strategies, and foreign policy tools to build the Global Trusted Tech Network of governments, companies, organizations and individuals to accelerate the innovation and adoption of trusted technology and ensure technology advances freedom.
About Purdue University
Purdue University is a public research institution with excellence at scale. Ranked among top 10 public universities and with two colleges in the top 4 in the United States, Purdue discovers and disseminates knowledge with a quality and at a scale second to none. More than 105,000 students study at Purdue across modalities and locations, with 50,000 in person on the West Lafayette campus. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue’s main campus has frozen tuition 12 years in a row. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap, including its first comprehensive urban campus in Indianapolis, the new Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, and Purdue Computes, at https://www.purdue.edu/president/strategic-initiatives.