4th Impact of Export Controls on Higher Education & Scientific Institutions

Hosted by:  University of Pennsylvania

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Summary:  The conference provided an opportunity for the Department of Commerce, BIS, the Department of State, DDTC, the Department of Treasury, OFAC, and other government agencies to engage the university community on the export control issues that specifically affect universities, clinical research centers, and other nonprofit research institutions.  It also gave export compliance staff from academic research institutions the opportunity to network and share knowledge and practices for managing export controls.

Access the full 2016 Conference agenda here


  • Full Day Workshops
    • Export Compliance Basics (Year 3)
    • Intermediate Export Compliance (NEW)
    • Advanced Topics in Export Compliance (Year 2)
  • Half-Day Workshop – Classification and Jurisdiction Determinations Post-ECR (NEW)
  • Government Speakers:
    • Marissa Cloutier (DDTC)
    • Steve Emme (BIS)
    • Stephen Hall (BIS)
    • Brian Jones (DHS/ICE)
    • Jeanette Miller (OFAC)
    • Karen Nies-Vogel (BIS)
    • Kimberly Orr (BIS)
    • Edward Peartree (DDTC)
    • Kevin Ramkisson (NIH)
    • Patrick Viscuso (NARA)
    • Kevin Wolf (Commerce)
    • Anita Zinzuvadia (BIS)
  • Session Topic Highlights:
    • Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
    • DDTC Company Visit Program
    • Export Control Training
    • Export Control Reform
    • Export Controls for Newbies
    • Fundamental Research
    • OFAC Licensing
    • Quality Assurance – Assessments, Audits, and Action Planning
    • University Export Controls and National Security
    • Vetting Foreign Partners
    • Content Areas of Focus
      • Cuba and Iran Sanctions
      • DURC & Emerging Technologies
      • Encryption
      • International Collaborations
      • UAVs
      • Visiting Scholars from Sanctioned Countries