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Women in Technology Policy Initiative

Advancing inclusive global technology policy by increasing the influence of women.

About the Initiative

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.

The Women in Technology Policy initiative combines the broad expertise of AU community members to sustainably increase the influence of women in global technology policy through research, workforce development, policy engagement, and community building activities designed to advance inclusive global technology policy. Taken together, the AU WTP initiative will expand the knowledgebase, build capacity, influence policy, strengthen global leadership, and achieve a more socially equitable technology infrastructure.

WTP Leadership

WITP Members

WTP members represent over 200 years of 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 all six of 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 Members

News & Announcements

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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Dr. Kelley Misata

Announcement ·

New SPA Cybersecurity Practicum Pairs Students with Nonprofits

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Achievements ·

SPA Experts Recommend Creation of National Cyber Director in New Report

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