FP Virtual Dialogue: Strengthening Economic Competitiveness Through Smart Tech Regulation

The second in a series of dialogues on U.S. tech regulation and geostrategic competition

Economic competitiveness is a key priority for both the Biden administration and legislative efforts on Capitol Hill, including the America COMPETES Act, which aims to support robust innovation in the sciences. Still, other proposed legislation could impact America’s ability to develop and maintain a globally competitive edge in high-tech industries.

How might provisions in the pending tech-focused proposals before Congress affect U.S. manufacturing? What consequences could they create in the development of artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies, as well as the R&D investment for economically competitive technologies like semiconductors, supply chain security, and clean energy?

This Virtual Dialogue is part of Foreign Policy‘s two-part series, produced in partnership with the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), engaging experts working at the intersection of technology, policy, and geopolitics to discuss the potential implications of proposals in front of Congress. This series will be informed by research from FP Analytics, which elevates the prospective impacts of pending legislation focused on the tech sector.

Learn more about Part 1 of this initiative, which focuses on national security, and join the broader conversation online using #USTechRegulation.

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Event Details

Live stream will begin at 10:00 am ET


Jon Bateman

Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Jon Bateman is a senior fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His work focuses...

Sean Heather

Senior Vice President, International Regulatory Affairs and Antitrust, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Sean Heather is senior vice president for international regulatory affairs and antitrust at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He leads the Chamber’s Center for Global Regulatory C...
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Dr. Kati Suominen

Founder and CEO, Nextrade Group
Dr. Kati Suominen is the Founder and CEO of Nextrade Group that helps governments, multilateral dev...
Kati Suominen
Kati Suominen

Clete Willems

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council's GeoEconomics Center
Clete R. Willems is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center. Mr. Willems is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he advis...

Maggie Lake

Maggie Lake is a veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience covering business, technology, politics, and international affairs. She started her career at Reuter...
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Maggie Murray Headshots

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