May 18, 2010—The spring 2010 meeting of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
(CSTL) featured a panel discussion about the internationalization of U.S. research universities. Panelists Allan Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education; Arthur Levine, President of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation; and Kathryn Mohrman, Professor of Practice in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University offered their insights into the globalization of higher education and shared comments on a proposed CSTL symposium to consider the legal, regulatory, economic, and public policy implications of the increasing internationalization of research universities.
Dr. Goodman addressed in his remarks the draw that science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields at research institutions in the U.S. hold for international students, and the need for these same institutions and others to develop forward-looking internationalization policies to grow in step with the changing world.
About The Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
CSTL was established by the National Academy of Sciences in 1998 to examine the growing number of areas where science, engineering, and law intersect in this era of increasing globalization. It is the only national committee that brings leading figures in science, engineering, and medicine together with members of the legal and policy communities for discussions about critical issues of mutual interest and concern. CSTL meets bi-annually in a roundtable setting that provides a unique forum for intellectual inquiry and debate. Through its reports and activities, CSTL brings widespread attention to issues of pressing national and international concern. The committee considers challenging issues at the nexus of science and law from two perspectives: (1) how law influences and constrains the practice of scientific and engineering research (law in the laboratory) and (2) how scientists and engineers participate in, and how their work is used by, the legal community (science in the courts).
View the agenda of the Nineteenth Meeting of the CSTL