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Announcement -- Council Academic and Business Leaders Call for Balanced Approach to Foreign Research Threats

July 8, 2021


Council Leaders Affirm Critical Role of Collaborative Research to U.S. Competitiveness 

Policy Recommendations to Mitigate Undue Foreign Influence While Continuing to Attract the Best and Brightest from Around the World

In a statement released today, over forty (40) of the Council on Competitiveness's academic and business leaders endorsed a public statement supporting global cooperation and collaboration in support of U.S. research and technology priorities. The signatories further endorsed increased scrutiny of domestic and foreign bad actors who seek to take advantage of the historic openness of the U.S. research enterprise. This statement is particularly timely as these issues are being debated at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. The approach endorsed by these leaders is a balanced and appropriate response that protects U.S. interests while preserving the traditional U.S. role as a beacon to the best and brightest from around the world.

Download the full statement here.

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