Foreign Influence, Conflicts of Commitment, & Grant Disclosures: Reports of the China Initiative’s Death are Somewhat Exaggerated
On February 23, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that its China Initiative was no longer “the right approach” to fighting foreign influence, citing the “harmful perception” of bias against people with “racial, ethnic or familial ties to China.” At the same time, however, the DOJ reiterated its commitment to “prioritize and aggressively counter the actions of the [Chinese] government that harm our people and our institutions.” Thus, it appears the DOJ will continue the Initiative’s focus on cases involving academic integrity and research security, while abandoning technical, regulatory violations – including those involving “inaccurate or incomplete disclosures.” Join us as we explain what these changes mean for the academic and research communities.
We will be joined by special guest, Frank Roth, General Counsel, Lehigh University.
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