4th Annual CERIAS Research Symposium
CERIAS Research Symposium Roundtable Discussion
Apr 09, 2003
Abstract4th Annual CERIAS Information Security Symposium
Freedom to Teach, Freedom to Learn: Information Security as a Sensitive Topic.
Moderator, Gene Spafford
Some national authorities are increasingly concerned about potential terrorists posing as students so as to study sensitive topics. The recent arrest of a Saudi citizen for alleged terrorist activities while studying for his PhD at one of the NSA's Center of Excellence schools is cited by some as justification for these concerns. Meanwhile, scholars are increasingly concerned about the negative impact such restrictions will have on academic freedom and our ability to conduct advanced research. Faculty at some major universities and leaders of scientific societies issued statements voicing their concerns with new visa and research restrictions.
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