Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue adds new Senior Fellows, professional staff members

WASHINGTON – The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue continues to expand, adding two new senior fellows and five new full-time professional staff members. Senior Visiting Fellows Emily de La Bruyère and Nathan Picarsic bring their deep foreign policy expertise and knowledge of U.S. – China competition to the Institute’s breadth of subject-matter expertise.

The Institute’s new full-time staff members will support their state-of-the-art programming and policy development in the tech diplomacy space.  

Emily De La Bruyère

De La Bruyère leverages her innovative novel data collection and analysis tools that she has tailored to Beijing’s strategic and institutional structures to bring a depth of China policy expertise. She has extensive Chinese language research and program management experience. De La Bruyère is a co-founder of Horizon Advisory, a consulting firm focused on the implications of China’s competitive approach to geopolitics. She holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton University and an M.A. summa cum laude from Sciences Po in Paris where she was a Michel David-Weill Fellow.  

Nathan Picarsic

Picarsic, who co-founded Horizon Advisory with de La Bruyère, has closely monitored trends of Chinese impact across key economic and military sectors for more than a decade. His work on U.S.-China relations and the battle to define the post-COVID global order has recently been briefed to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s China Center, as well as to a range of U.S. government agencies. He earned a B.A. from Harvard College and has completed executive education programs at Harvard Business School and Defense Acquisition University.  De La Bruyère and Picarsic were the first Western analysts to document Beijing’s China Standards 2035 national plan.

They are at the cutting edge of U.S. analysis on China’s military-civil fusion strategy and platform geopolitics, as well as implications for global security and the economic order. They use primary-source, Chinese-language materials to provide insight into geopolitical, technological, and economic change for decision-makers. 

Bonnie Glick

“Emily and Nathan are two of the foremost experts and thinkers about the Chinese Communist Party and the tactics it uses to advance its agenda around the world,” said Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Director Bonnie Glick. “We are thrilled that they are joining the Institute to offer their insights and expertise to our cutting-edge policy research and guidance to ensure that technology serves the cause of freedom.” The Institute’s professional staff also has grown into new offices in Washington, DC and West Lafayette, IN. Joshua Jones is joining the Institute as the Director of Policy Research, and Dr. Zachary Goldsmith is the new Director of Training Programs. Doris Cronkhite will serve as the Program Manager for Training Programs, James Dobson joins as a Senior Program Associate, and Cole Spiller is the Institute’s Program Associate.