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CANCELED: Andres Sutt, Minister of Entrepreneurship and IT of Estonia

Sponsored by Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University Libraries


Monday, March 14, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Green Library, 5th floor, Bender Room (557 Escondido Mall, Stanford)
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Join us for an engaging conversation with Andres Sutt, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia, who will discuss:

The Future of AI Society

Estonia has long been at the forefront of digital innovation in government. In 2020, Estonia joined the UN Security Council for the first time. As an elected member, it has been at the center of crisis diplomacy, keeping the focus on violations of international law and supporting international justice. Estonia was the first one to bring the topic of cybersecurity to the Security Council and has kept the security issues of its region in the global focus.

Artificial intelligence (AI), government e-solutions, and (cyber)security are immediate and pressing challenges a modern state has to tackle, especially during the current security crisis in Europe, caused by Russia's war against Ukraine and Putin's escalating rhetoric. Our goal has been, and continues to be, to raise awareness on the international level of emerging threats, including in cyberspace. 

The conversation will be facilitated by Andrew Grotto, Director of Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Mr. Andres Sutt, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia since 26 January 2021, is a member of the liberal Reform Party. He has over 25 years of international experience in central banking, bank restructuring, and crisis management. Mr. Sutt was the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Estonia, worked for the European Financial Stability Facility, and represented Estonia at the Executive Board of the IMF. Mr.  Sutt has a Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance (cum laude) from Tartu University and has studied management at INSEAD, France. He serves as the Board Member of SOS Children’s Village Estonia, Estonian Maternity Hospitals Foundation, and the University of Tartu Foundation.

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Free and open to the public. Seating is extremely limited.

All attendees must be vaccinated and adhere to Stanford's health policies. Non-Stanford guests must complete the health attestation form.