Guiding Principles for Ensuring Research Security from Inappropriate Foreign Influence

Monday, Sep 30, 2019

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

Offices of the Dean of the Faculty and the Dean for Research

 

To:  Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in Divisions I, II, III and IV

From: Sanjeev R. Kulkarni, Dean of the Faculty & Pablo G. Debenedetti, Dean for Research

Subject: Guiding Principles for Ensuring Research Security from Inappropriate Foreign Influence

Date: September 27th, 2019

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Since 2018, government officials on both sides of the aisle have expressed growing concern about security threats posed by inappropriate foreign influence in research. Princeton has developed a set of principles designed to guide the formulation of policies that mitigate the risks arising from such inappropriate influence, while upholding the University’s core values of openness, respect and inclusion.

 

The principles have been posted to the Dean for Research’s web site. We encourage you to read these principles. In the coming months we will be communicating with the campus community as new security policies are developed and implemented.

 

  Best wishes,

 

Sanj and Pablo

 

Sanjeev R. Kulkarni                                                                        

William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Electrical Engineering

Dean of the Faculty

 

Pablo G. Debenedetti

Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dean for Research