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Trilateral Technology Leaders Training Program

The Trilateral Technology Leaders Training Program, announced by the White House at the Trilateral Leaders’ Summit at Camp David in August 2023, will bring mid-career government professionals from the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea to the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) for a three-week leadership development program beginning in June 2024. The program is cohosted by SAIS and the Chey Institute for Advanced Studies.

Trilateral Tech Leaders program event

Dean James B. Steinberg presents opening remarks at the Emerging Technologies: Innovation and Governance Symposium hosted at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center Theater (November 30, 2023).

Fellows will receive training in leadership and decision-making, and will participate in programs that deepen their understanding of global technological trends, policy-making frameworks, and the challenges and opportunities in governing emerging technologies. The program will consist of classroom and extracurricular activities to help mid-career leaders develop these skills, drawing on faculty from SAIS and other divisions of the university, and experts from the policy and tech communities.

Participants should be high-achieving mid-career officials from the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. Suitable nominees will generally have at least 10 years of government service, public policy advocacy, non-governmental organization management, or similar experience; and have demonstrated an established track record of leadership, with a strong background in navigating global policy challenges and leadership in addressing issues pertaining to emerging technologies.

Participants could also include high-achieving representatives with similar experience from public policy advocacy or non-governmental organizations who may aspire to join government or re-join government. Participants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Johns Hopkins SAIS is pleased to partner with the governments of the United States, Japan, and Republic of Korea for the candidate selection process. Each country will be asked to nominate candidates 10-15 high-achieving mid-career officials based on established criteria. The nomination process will prioritize candidates with substantial expertise and interest in technology governance and leadership in emerging technology spheres.

Host governments and other interested parties are encouraged to market this unique opportunity, solicit, and recommend suitable candidates for this Fellowship no later than Friday, March 22, 2024. As the selection committee seeks to build a cohort that reflects diversity in the tech industry, recommendations of outstanding female candidates or those from underrepresented communities are particularly encouraged.

The first cohort of the Trilateral Technology Leaders Training Program will come to Washington, D.C. in June 2024. With the generous support of our co-host the Chey Institute and founding sponsors the NEC Corporation and GoogleJohns Hopkins SAIS will cover the costs.

Trilateral Tech Leaders event

Keynote speakers Laurie Locascio, Director of NIST and Jason Matheny, CEO of the Rand Corporation, discuss the importance of technology research for policy during the Emerging Technologies: Innovation and Governance Symposium at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center Theater (November 30, 2023). The Symposium marked the launch of the SAIS Emerging Technologies Initiative, and featured cutting edge research and insights from across the Johns Hopkins community spanning four critical technology ecosystems: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, semiconductors, and space.

For general inquiries, contact Johns Hopkins SAIS at [email protected]