Guiding Principles for Ensuring Research Security from Inappropriate Foreign Influence
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
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.
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