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Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

4th Annual CERIAS Research Symposium

CERIAS Research Symposium Roundtable Discussion

Apr 09, 2003

Abstract

4th Annual CERIAS Information Security Symposium

Roundtable Discussion


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.

Unless otherwise noted, the security seminar is held on Wednesdays at 4:30P.M. STEW G52, West Lafayette Campus. More information...

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