Impact of Export Controls on Higher Education & Scientific Institutions

Hosted by:  Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, & George Mason University

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Summary:  The 2015 conference focused on US Export Controls for the academic and scientific community. The goal of the conference was to engage the university community on the export control issues that specifically affect universities, clinical research centers, and other nonprofit research institutions, and to share best practices for colleges and universities to address these compliance issues.

Access the full 2015 Conference agenda here

Highlights:

  • Full Day Workshops
    • Export Control 101 – Basics of Export Control (Year 2)
    • Export Control 201 – Advanced Topics in Export Control (NEW)
  • Government Speakers:
    • Tom Andrukonis (BIS)
    • William Argue (DHS)
    • Ryan Bayha (NIH)
    • Jeffrey Braunger (Treasury)
    • Lt Col. Byron Calhoun (State)
    • Anthony Christano (Commerce)
    • Steve Emme (Commerce)
    • David Flynn (NASA)
    • Anthony Dearth (DDTC)
    • Rich Goorevich (DOE)
    • Mitchell Kanefsky (FBI)
    • Phil Kuhn (Commerce)
    • Betty Lee (BIS)
    • Sarah McKeown (State)
    • Katie Strangis (DOE)
  • Session Topic Highlights:
    • Administrative Law and Rulemaking
    • DDTC Company Visit Program and Higher Ed.
    • Export Control Reform
    • Export Management and Compliance Programs (EMCP)
    • Fundamental Research
    • Risk Assessments
    • Trade Sanctions, Restricted Parties, Antiboycott and FCPA
    • Content Areas of Focus
      • UASs (Drones)
      • Cuba Sanctions
      • Federal Contracting Issues
      • Import Regulations
      • Information Technology
      • International Campuses
      • Space Research
      • Visiting Scholars