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Karen Judd Smith

International Center for Religion and Diplomacy


Areas of activism
  • IT & Security
  • Terrorism Prevention & CVE
Organization's Mission

ICRD is a Washington-based non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to bridge religious considerations and international politics in support of peacemaking.

Bio & Expertise

NGO diplomat, advocate, and educator whose experience at the UN has focused on engaging diplomats and experts in needed—if politically tough— strategic conversations. In the midst of global complexities, she identifies and focuses on strategic connections, conversations, and pivotal shifts the ensure the greatest impact for innovative social actions.

As 2-time #1 bestselling author and speaker, she helps social entrepreneurs and global-level actors focus on innovations — social and tech — with strategic global relevance.

Concerned that the growing ubiquity and impact of today's technologies is not yet being adequately addressed by global institutions, Karen's focus is on facilitating greater dialogue between the tech communities and global policy makers at UN.