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International workshop for universities: Preventing the misuse of academic knowledge for proliferation - 29 March 2021 to 31 March 2021

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Speakers:

  • Jeff Vicks, U.S Department of State
  • Regina Kang, U.S Department of State
  • James Stopford, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Horton, Export Control Joint Unit, Department for International Trade, United Kingdom
  • Filippo Sevini, Directorate General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Justin Chan, Manager, Policy Development, National Security Policy Directorate, Canada

Discussants and Moderators :

  • Robert Shaw, Program Director, Export Control and Nonproliferation Program, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute, United States
  • Ian J Stewart, Executive Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute, United States
  • Johan Evers, Engineer Export Control of Strategic Goods, Government of Flanders, Belgium
  • Christos Charatsis, Directorate General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Renata Schaeffer, Head of Public International Partnerships, Strategic Partnerships Office, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Bethany Nelson, Export Control Coordinator University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
  • Mr. Christian Kachel, Legal Counsel, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany
  • Jochen Kuck, Legal Counsel, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
  • Enzo Caponetti, Associate Lecturer, University of Liege, Belgium
  • Branislav Aleksic, Head of Export Control and Corporate Security, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • Philipp Niggl, Legal Advisor, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • Andrea Viski, Director, Strategic Trade Research Institute, United States
  • Scott Jones, Nonresident Fellow, Stimson Centre, United States

Technology and trade controls are amongst the most pressing regulatory issues faced by universities and other research organisations today. On the one hand, governments worldwide are increasingly paying attention to how such controls are implemented in universities and how sensitive technology transfer risks are managed. On the other hand, research organisations are faced with uncertainty surrounding the security implications of emerging technologies coupled with a growth in applied and commercial research. They are further faced with the threats of potential research and technology theft, which are additional challenges that must be dealt with in today’s global research environment.

Consequently, it is now more important than ever for research organisations to be aware of the relevant legal requirements both within and beyond their own national borders. Research organisations must continue to strengthen their compliance efforts and find novel solutions to emerging challenges. To facilitate this and to support the sharing of best practice, the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College London will host an online workshop series for research organisations and relevant government representatives.

This workshop is principally aimed at research organisation representatives responsible for research policy and governance, legal compliance, and export and technology controls. Relevant government officials involved in enforcing export control regulations are also welcome to attend.  

Three sessions will each focus on a key issue area in trade and technology control implementation specific to research organisations. Registration for this workshop is now closed and the list of participants is full.

These three sessions are as follows:

  • Monday 29 March: Export Control, Sanctions & Immigration Regulations Across Jurisdictions
  • Tuesday 30 March: Best Practice in Addressing Existing Technology Control Challenges
  • Wednesday 31 March: Future Challenges in Technology Controls

Please see the table below for the workshop dates and times in your time zone.

Time Zone Start Time
Pacific Standard Time (Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver) 5:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time (Boston, New York, Washington D.C.) 8:00 AM
Central European Time (Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Warsaw) 2:00 PM
Japan Standard Time, Korea Standard Time 9:00 PM
Australia Eastern Time 11:00 PM

Convert to your local time one using timeanddate.com.

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Emma Scott

Emma Scott

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29 March 2021 to 31 March 2021

Online event

emma.l.scott@kcl.ac.uk