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Want to be The World’s first Tech Ambassador?

<CLOSED> 2019 Essays have been Received! <CLOSED>

Chatham House & The Office of the Tech Ambassador of Denmark offer university students around the world a unique opportunity to take the seat of the world’s first Tech Ambassador for a day. If you are interested in diplomacy and themes such as emerging tech & geopolitics, cybersecurity & disinformation, data privacy or the digital divide, then this essay competition is right for you! 

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What is #TechPlomacy?

As the first country in the world, Denmark has appointed a tech ambassador to interrelate the world of technology with diplomacy, so called TechPlomacy ’. With a global mandate and a team spread across three time zones, the Office of Denmark’s Tech Ambassador engages with tech companies, Governments, international organizations and civil society to ensure access, trust and innovation in the 21st Century.

What’s in it for me?

First hand, you will experience the life as a Tech Ambassador, and a new way of doing and thinking diplomacy. The winner will be flown to Silicon Valley to take over the Danish Tech Ambassador’s job for a full day. You will get a unique opportunity to experience modern day diplomacy in practice, and learn first hand how to engage tech giants, investors and world leading scholars on the opportunities and risks of the digital revolution.

How do I apply?

1) Follow @KlyngeC on Twitter

2) Write an essay : It’s the year 2025. You’ve been asked to write an essay about a recent technological breakthrough. Using up to 1,000 words, set out a technology related topic that has had, or will have, a direct impact on international relations. Explain whether it can be addressed in a diplomatic context and if so, how. The winning essay will be published in Chatham House’s World Today Magazine.

Send your essay to no later than December 20th 2019 with the subject: ‘#TechAmbassador1Day’. Be creative - we are interested in innovative, inter disciplinary ideas.