Program Director, Technology and International Affairs

16 Feb, 2021


Program Director, Technology and International Affairs

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Washington, DC

Program Director, Technology and International Affairs

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Carnegie Endowment is seeking a Director for its Technology and International Affairs Program. Carnegie is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States.

The Program, launched in 2016, focuses on four categories of technology whose governance has strategic implications: cyber, artificial intelligence, space, and synthetic biology. We work with governments, industry, and civil society to advance policies and practices that could reduce risks of these technologies being used – purposefully or accidentally – to cause harm in ways that could lead directly or indirectly to international conflict.

The Program Director will collaborate with the Vice President for Studies to further develop the Program’s agenda and manage its work. This position involves program and project development, fundraising, research, outreach, and coordination of efforts across Carnegie’s global network. The ideal candidate will have a deep grasp of technology trends, practical experience in the public and/or private sectors in one or more technology areas, a gift for penetrating and accessible writing, leadership skills, and an entrepreneurial capacity to develop and promote innovative research and policy frameworks. Experience working collaboratively with international partners necessary, as is an advanced degree.

The Technology and International Affairs Program leverages Carnegie’s independent expertise, non-partisanship, and global network to foster analysis and policy development among national and international stakeholders. Its theory of change holds that commercial actors and incentives, along with civil society, must be central in defining and motivating compliance with transnational standards and practices to govern these technologies. This is because the pace and scale of these technologies’ evolution will often outpace national governments’ capacity to regulate them well.

Recent efforts include working with government cyber-security agencies and insurance and financial industry experts to develop principles of responsible private sector response against attackers; collaborating with G-20 finance ministries and central banks, international financial institutions such as SWIFT, and global banks and insurers to develop a shared strategy for enhancing the security of digital financial data and transactions; an effort to map how diverse stakeholders in India assess bio risks; and a nascent initiative to promote cooperation among major space-faring nations and commercial actors to reduce risks of satellite and debris collisions in increasingly crowded earth orbits.

Please apply via the Carnegie Endowment website:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.

Job posted: 2021-02-16