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Stuart Dwyer Joins ITIF to Lead Strategic Engagement With Government Officials and Policy Stakeholders

June 23, 2022

Riley Nelson

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WASHINGTON—The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy, today welcomed Stuart Dwyer as vice president for strategic engagement. Dwyer comes to ITIF following a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service. In his new role, he will lead initiatives to expand ITIF’s outreach and engagement with government officials and policy stakeholders in Washington, Brussels, and other foreign capitals.

“ITIF has earned its reputation as the world’s leading think tank for science and technology policy because policymakers know they can trust us to provide high-quality information, analysis, and actionable recommendations on technology and innovation issues,” said ITIF Founder and President Dr. Robert D. Atkinson. “I am thrilled Stuart is joining ITIF to help us continue strengthening and expanding our global engagement with government officials and other policy stakeholders and influencers. We have a long track record of promoting policy solutions that accelerate the progress of technological innovation. Our goal is to continue deepening and broadening our network of relationships among policymakers to acheive even greater policy impact.”

Dwyer served in the U.S. State Department for nearly three decades, most recently as acting chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen. Among his earlier postings, Dwyer served as minister counselor for economic affairs at the U.S. Embassies in Ottawa, Moscow, and Paris, and as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin. He is a six-time recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award and a four-time recipient of its Meritorious Honor Award.

“I am thrilled to be joining ITIF and look forward to helping advance its important mission,” said Dwyer. “ITIF has long served as the leading authority on issues at the intersection of technological innovation and public policy. That list of issues expands every year, and ITIF’s role in policymaking processes is expanding with it because of the valuable insights, analysis, and recommendations it provides to policymakers.”

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The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute focusing on the intersection of technological innovation and public policy. Recognized by its peers in the think tank community as the global center of excellence for science and technology policy, ITIF’s mission is to formulate and promote policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity to spur growth, opportunity, and progress.

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