Technology and Foreign Policy

Book

Digital Dragon

Author: Adam Segal

Can China become a true global economic power? That depends on the evolution of the Chinese high-technology sector. The industry's success or failure will determine whether China becomes a modern economy or simply a large one, argues CFR Senior Fellow Adam Segal in the first detailed look at a major institutional experiment with high-tech endeavors in China.

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Event

CEO Speaker Series: Technology and Global Growth: A Conversation with Bill McDermott, Co-Chief Executive Officer, SAP

Against the backdrop of the global debt crisis and its lingering aftershocks, enormous technological changes have steadily unfolded. SAP, as the largest business software company in the world by sales, is at the center of how these technologies are changing the ways that businesses and governments operate, plan, and act on information. SAP Co-Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott shares his view on how SAP is dealing with the changing impact of technology on the global economy and on policymakers. He also addresses the potential of technology to help businesses around the world drive growth, jobs, and innovation.

This meeting is part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker Series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights before a high-level audience of CFR members. The series aims to educate the CFR membership on the private sector's important role in the policy debate by engaging the global business community's top leadership.

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Event

Plugging In and Speaking Out: the Internet, the Public, and Policymaking

As more citizens turn online for information and opinions, the Internet plays an increasingly central role in empowering and shaping public involvement in the political process on issues ranging from the war in Iraq to the Dubai Ports controversy. As elections approach, join Joe Trippi and Lee Rainie for a discussion on how the Internet has changed the public’s role in policymaking, and how current trends may impact the future.

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Meeting

**You are welcome to bring a guest to this event.**

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Event

Technology, Policymaking, and the Future

Over the past year, scientists have predicted that one day 3D printing will be able to create human tissue, driverless cars will become the norm, and robots could take over a vast number of human jobs while creating new ones. Please join Joel Garreau and Michael Rogers as they discuss some of these innovations and the role technological advances play in the policymaking environment and the future.

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