No, I won’t start spying on my foreign-born students
The FBI has stepped up its scrutiny of research practices at college and university campuses — including mine.
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies determined to thwart the illegal transfer of intellectual property to foreign rivals are encouraging U.S. academics and administrators to develop more robust protocols for monitoring foreign-born students and visiting scholars — particularly if they are ethnically Chinese.
Originally published: August 30, 2019
Author: Lee C. Bollinger
Institution: Columbia University
Published by: The Washington Post