Roundtable and Commission on Scientific Communication and National Security

CSIS, in collaboration with the National Academies, established the roundtable to discuss and propose solutions to the challenges posed by the tension between scientific freedom and national security.


"Security Controls on the Access of Foreign Scientists and Engineers to the United States," October 2005

"Security Controls on Scientific Information and the Conduct of Scientific Research," June 2005

The development of new security measures since 9/11 has had a profound impact on scientific research in the United States. New measures to track foreign students and researchers, restrict access to sensitive materials and information, and expand export controls have been enacted in good faith, but in many cases have had unintended negative consequences on our nation's scientific establishment. This has the potential to harm the nation's economy and perhaps even undermine long-term national security objectives. CSIS, in collaboration with The National Academies, has established the to discuss and propose solutions to the challenges posed by the tension between scientific freedom and national security.



 

International Security Program