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Inclusive Tech Policy

Advancing inclusivity in global technology policy by lifting underrepresented voices.

About Us

Technological innovation forms the foundation of modern society. It underpins our collective ability to address global challenges ranging from the environment and health care to human rights and national security. The policies that guide the design, development and use of technology determine, to a large extent, the role that these innovations play in society. As such, technology policies, and the policymakers who shape them, are powerful arbiters of future human welfare.

AU community members influence global technology policy through research, workforce development, policy engagement, and community building activities designed to advance inclusive technology policy, strengthen global leadership, and achieve a more socially equitable technology infrastructure.

Women in Tech Policy Initative

Through the Women in Tech Policy Initiative, we will actively promote and support women in technology and lead technology policy outcomes that are universally fair and equitable. Information on the launch of this initiative is forthcoming.


Areas of Expertise

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AU community members represent combined cybersecurity and technology policy experience across industry, academia, and government. Our expertise ranges from Internet governance to fairness in AI, from information privacy to cybersecurity workforce development, from emerging technologies to technology law and national security, and beyond. We lead American University’s interrelated technology policy centers, and not only focus on research, teaching, and policy engagement, but are also deeply committed to using our collective resources to inspire and help build a robust and diverse technology future for global society.

Meet the Faculty

Recent Publications

The US Needs a National Cyber Director
The Internet in Everything
power to the people

News & Announcements

Atlantic Council, CYBER 2/12 Strategy Challenge. Washington DC March 20-21, 2020.

Achievements ·

SPA Team Wins Cybersecurity Competition

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Professors Heng Xu and Nan Zhang, Kogod School of Business

Research ·

Kogod School of Business Awarded $1 Million Research Grant from the National Science Foundation and Amazon

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Announcement ·

AU Receives National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grant

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Cyber Policy

Cyber Policy & Management Certificate

This graduate certificate is designed for students who seek non-technical, leadership roles in cybersecurity.

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Technology ·

Encryption: A Tradeoff Between User Privacy and National Security

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Government & Politics ·

What is Havana Syndrome?

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