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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 engage in needed—if politically tough— strategic conversations.

Karen is also a 2-time #1 bestselling author and speaker, helping social entrepreneurs with innovations of strategic global relevance get the attention of those who can help impact global policy, deserve international attention and consideration.

Concerned that the growing ubiquity of AI and its impact on all things social is not yet being adequately addressed by global institutions, Karen's focus is on facilitating greater dialogue between the AI and tech communities and the UN.