A New Look at the Intelligence Threat to Universities (Session 1)

Recent indictments of foreign influence and spying on college campuses have filled the news along with a surge in warnings from the US Government for universities to guard against “academic espionage.” Unfortunately, much of this discourse has been fear-based, alienating those who most need to be aware of the risks. Conversely, the dismissal of such threats and failure to address them on our college campuses further cultivates the risk of their occurrence. Thankfully, those of us in export compliance have the unique opportunity to provide our university colleagues with a message that empowers them to personally consider the threats they may face and make informed and prudent decisions based on situational awareness and risk assessments.

In this webinar, Jessica Graham (Vanderbilt University) and Laura Provencher (University of Arizona) will focus on intelligence targeting of academia and provide insights into vulnerabilities that render university personnel prime targets, as well as steps to take to mitigate these risks. They will also provide best practices for travel security and safety. The overall objective of this webinar is to provide a balanced perspective of the threat, vulnerabilities, and mitigation and avoid promoting paranoia, fear, and distrust.

Roundtable – Distance Learning Considerations

As universities around the country look to distance learning and research in reaction to our new normal, we’d like to have a discussion around what schools should consider from an export control/research security perspective including: Who needs to be at the table for these discussions? Are there approaches schools have taken that have been particularly … Continued

Roundtable – TCP Considerations in a Remote Work Environment

Technology Control Plans(TCPs) are useful tools that help us manage risk during the conduct of controlled research activities on our campuses.  For most of us, our TCPs were designed and intended for on-campus, in-person, lab based efforts. But with the emergency shift to remote effort, we may need to adapt or revisit our TCP terms. … Continued

Roundtable – Distance Learning Considerations (Session 2)

As universities around the country look to distance learning and research in reaction to our new normal, we’d like to have a discussion around what schools should consider from an export control/research security perspective including: Who needs to be at the table for these discussions? Are there approaches schools have taken that have been particularly … Continued

A New Look at the Intelligence Threat to Universities (Session 2)

Recent indictments of foreign influence and spying on college campuses have filled the news along with a surge in warnings from the US Government for universities to guard against “academic espionage.” Unfortunately, much of this discourse has been fear-based, alienating those who most need to be aware of the risks. Conversely, the dismissal of such threats and failure to address them on our college campuses further cultivates the risk of their occurrence. Thankfully, those of us in export compliance have the unique opportunity to provide our university colleagues with a message that empowers them to personally consider the threats they may face and make informed and prudent decisions based on situational awareness and risk assessments.

In this webinar, Jessica Graham (Vanderbilt University) and Laura Provencher (University of Arizona) will focus on intelligence targeting of academia and provide insights into vulnerabilities that render university personnel prime targets, as well as steps to take to mitigate these risks. They will also provide best practices for travel security and safety. The overall objective of this webinar is to provide a balanced perspective of the threat, vulnerabilities, and mitigation and avoid promoting paranoia, fear, and distrust.

Roundtable – Negotiating Contracts: NDAs, MTAs, DUAs, and Sponsored Research Agreements

As export control clauses increasingly find their way into both funded and unfunded agreements, even NDAs can have significant export control considerations. Whether you accept export controlled projects or only do fundamental research, it has become increasingly important to understand and negotiate these clauses for the benefit of your university. Our facilitators will provide exhales … Continued

Roundtable: Export Controls and Nondiscrimination Law

Please join us for a lively discussion about how to successfully comply with export controls and anti-discrimination laws in the university research environment.  Participants will learn about the key export and nondiscrimination rules, relevant enforcement actions at the intersection of these rules, and practical tips and strategies. Spots are limited. Please email Bethany at bcnelson2@wisc.edu to reserve … Continued

Roundtable: Importing into the USA

Market volatility from delays caused by COVID-19 and new tariff rules, USMCA, pose challenges to importers, including universities. So just what do universities need to know about importing? Join us for the Import Roundtable “Importing into the USA”  featuring the expertise of industry experts, Daniel Ogden and Sharon May. Spots are limited. Please email Bethany … Continued

2020 AUECO Membership Annual Meeting

Please join us for an online version of our Annual Meeting. During this meeting, the Executive Board will update the membership on Association activities and other items of interest to members. Time will also be provided for members to participate in discussions on Association activities and to ask the Executive Board questions about past or future items of interest.

Roundtable: Q&A with an Experienced Export Control Officer

Have you been working in export controls at a University for less than 3 years and have questions? Moved from a corporate environment to the university and trying to understand how to make things work? Attend this roundtable where our facilitators will help with answers. If they can’t answer it, they can connect you with … Continued

Commodity Classification – Classification 101 Webinar

Need some help learning the ins and outs of classifications? Attend this webinar to gain a basic overview of how to classify items on the USML and CCL. Tips, tricks, and war stories. This webinar is aimed at people with some or no experience at classifications.