Panel 3: National Security and the Integrity of the Research Enterprise at U.S. Universities

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Friday, March 4, 2022 | 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (ET)

To what extent are national security concerns reducing international collaboration between universities? How important is international cooperation to the academic success and research performance of universities? In the larger scheme of costs and benefits to the United States, is the additional attention to national security concerns appropriate in light of the potential impact on cross-border collaboration? What types of mechanisms might be most appropriate and useful to minimize the national security risks while universities pursue cross-border partnerships and collaboration? What is the best way to deal with the perceived rising threats from countries such as China? Restrict the mobility of international students and scholars? Something else?


DAVID FLESHLER, Case Western University
DAVID HOFFMAN, Duke University
REBECCA KEISER, National Science Foundation
DAVID KRIS, Culper Partners
DENIS SIMON, moderator, Duke University


Co-sponsors: The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law; Duke Law Center for Law, Ethics and National Security; Duke University Office of Research & Innovation; Duke University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

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