UC Berkeley’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research is built, in part, on its long tradition of robust international engagement. In recent years, federal agencies and Congress have increasingly scrutinized international engagement in US higher education. Their concern is called foreign influence: the idea that international institutions or individuals may be using access to academic research in an attempt to compromise the United States’ economic competitiveness and national security.
Please join the Berkeley International Group (BIG) on October 12, 2021 to learn more about the federal government’s increased focus on foreign involvement in academia, and how this focus impacts Berkeley's international activities.
What is the history and context of foreign influence in higher education?
What are the Biden Administration’s priorities in international education and how do they affect UC Berkeley?
How does this issue impact international partnerships and collaboration, international students and scholars, and the campus climate at UC Berkeley?
How do the University of California and UC Berkeley approach foreign influence, comply with federal regulations, and advocate around this topic?
This session is designed for staff working in international operations, which may include student advising, international exchanges, international partnerships, international recruitment, visiting scholar programs, and other similar roles.
This event has passed. UC Berkeley faculty and staff can access the event recording here.